The MD Anderson Cancer Care Series: Bone Sarcoma. Edited by Patrick P. Lin and Shreyaskumar Patel. New York: Springer Science + Business Media, 2013. 270 pages. Softcover. ISBN 978-1-4614-5193-8.
Bone Sarcoma is a succinct volume within the MD Anderson Cancer Care Series that summarizes the key elements of different specialties as they pertain to malignant bone tumors. A vital resource for physicians working with these uncommon yet fascinating tumors, this volume describes a multidisciplinary team approach that is essential to maximizing a patient’s chances of a successful outcome. Written for physicians and other health-care professionals who have an interest in how the entire treatment process works and how their efforts are intertwined with those of their colleagues, Bone Sarcoma covers topics such as diagnostic techniques, treatment modalities, perioperative management, reconstruction and function, and long-term follow-up of patients.
Designed for the busy practitioner, the esteemed MD Anderson Cancer Care Series offers an in-depth view of the current standard of care at MD Anderson, without extensive literature review. Each chapter ends with an up-to-date list of suggested readings and a list of “key practice points” highlighting the most important principles presented. These books offer a clear picture of how MD Anderson is successfully treating patients today.