An oncologist can hardly open his mail these days without receiving another publisher's notice of the latest oncology textbook, chemotherapy handbook, or cancer-related monograph. Recently published textbooks of medical oncology now outnumber textbooks of medicine by at least 2:1. A library to suit almost any orientation or degree of interest could be assembled from this growing list of titles.
If one had to be content with a single volume, however, a sensible choice would be Cancer Therapy, edited by Fischer and Marsh. They modestly declare that their book is not meant to be a definitive treatise, giving this distinction to the encyclopedic (not to say elephantine) Holland and Frei book, Cancer Medicine (2,465 pages, 8 3/4 lb), or the DeVita and Hellman book, Principles and Practice of Oncology (1,926 pages, 11 lb).
Although smaller in scale, Cancer Therapy achieves a commendable degree of success as a concise yet detailed and