On 10th September 2022, at India Habitat Centre, RGCIRC launched the Oncology book, DeVita, Hellman and Rosenberg’s Cancer – Principles and Practice of Oncology, Review, published by Wolters and Kluwer and edited by Dr. Swarupa Mitra, Senior Consultant, Radiation Oncologist, RGCIRC.
The book was launched by Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Member of Parliament and Former Health Minister, Govt of India.
The Dias was graced by Mr. Amod Kanth, Former IPS DGP, JAC Society and Jt. Coordinator Niti Ayog, Dr. Selva Murthy, VC Amity University, Dr. A. K. Dewan, Director – Surgical Oncology, RGCIRC and Mr. Harsh Nagpal from Wolters Kluwer. There was overwhelming participation amidst presence of most Oncologists in Delhi and NCR.
DeVita, Hellman and Rosenberg’s Cancer – Principles and Practice of Oncology, published by Wolters and Kluwer is the primary text book of Oncology which has been read by all Oncologists during their training and also through out their practice. To make the chapters simple and accessible to residents and clinicians, Wolters and Kluwer published Companion book of this prestigious Text Book. 5 International Review Editions have already been published in the recent Past.
Since the cancer epidemiology varies in the south Asian countries, the Publishers proposed bringing out the first South Asian Review of the 11th edition of the Text book, with South Asian Inputs and updates. The book has been designed in line with the already published 5 international editions in the form of Questions and Answers, covering important areas of medical, surgical and radiation oncology, along with diagnosis, staging, molecular biology and immunotherapy, targeted therapy and more. The answers come with elaborate explanations, for the physician to grasp its essence. Each chapter corresponds to one or more chapters of the main text book. New Chapters which are very relevant in modern Oncology practice have been added on – Treatment related toxicities, MUO, Treatment of Metastatic Cancers, Second Cancers and Cancer survivorship.
The authors contributing, came from all parts of India and overseas to maintain the essence of the book.
The Forewords have been very kindly written by Dr. Prof. J. P. Agarwal, Head of the Department of Radiation Oncology, TMH Mumbai and Dr. Sudhir Rawal, Medical Director and Director Urogenital Onco surgery, RGCIRC, New Delhi.