Drug Delivery in Cancer Treatment - v. 3 : Home Care - Symptom Control, Economy, Brain Tumours
Part of the Eso Monographs series
Home care in the delivery of drugs to cancer patients is the focus of this monograph in the European School of Oncology Monograph series.
The implications of home care on the quality of life, curative or supportive potential, medical technology and education are discussed.
The authors show how important it is to assess cost and evaluate the benefits or drawbacks of existing treatment alternatives.
A recent project providing complex cancer therapy in the home serves as an example of cancer home care.
Some of the specific topics are palliative symptom control, home parenteral nutrition and techniques for therapeutic anticancer drug monitoring.
Ongoing basic and clinical research in drug design and drug delivery to brain tumours provides a model for future cancer treatment and completes this multidisciplinary volume.