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    • Dr Agarwala Author in The Art and Science of Oncology

Dr Agarwala Author in The Art and Science of Oncology

Dr. Agarwala Author in The Art and Science of Oncology

St. Luke's Physician Selected by Aspatore Books as Author in New Authoritative Book, The Art and Science of Oncology

Top Doctors Speak About Communicating Expectations to Patients, Developing a Treatment Plan and Staying on Top of Research (Inside the Minds)

Sanjiv S. Agarwala, MD, Section Chief, Medical Oncology, St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network has been recognized as a leader in health care by being selected as an author in the recently released book, The Art and Science of Oncology, published by Aspatore Books. The Art and Science of Oncology, ISBN: 9781596227644, is an authoritative, insider's perspective on the various challenges in this field of medicine and the key qualities necessary to become a successful practitioner.

Featuring some of the nation's leading oncologists, this book provides a candid look at the field of oncology—academic, surgical, and clinical—and a glimpse into the future of a dynamic practice that requires finding a balance between expressing sympathy and communicating honesty to patients. As they reveal the secrets to staying on top of surgical, technological, and pharmaceutical developments, these authorities offer practical and adaptable strategies for excellence. From mastering good judgment for diagnosis and treatment to avoiding emotional burnout and continuing the search for a cure, these doctors articulate the finer points of a profession that aims to treat one of humanity's biggest health concerns—cancer. The different niches represented and the breadth of perspectives presented enable readers to get inside some of the great innovative minds of today, as experts offer up their thoughts around the keys to mastering this fine craft—in which hope and passion are essential to practicing the art of medicine.

For complete information on Inside the Minds, please visit or email This book can be purchased immediately by visiting and is available through bookstores nationwide. To order a copy of this book, you can also call 866-ASPATORE.

About Dr. Agarwala

An investigator in the field of melanoma and immunotherapy, Dr. Agarwala received his medical degree from the University of Bombay in India . He completed his general medicine internship and residency at King Edward Memorial Hospital, Bombay University and the University of Pittsburgh . He also completed fellowships in oncology at Tata Memorial Cancer Center in Bombay , India , at Otago University in New Zealand , and at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Dr. Agarwala presents nationally and internationally on melanoma and is a member of the Melanoma Core Committee of the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG). He has published a variety of therapeutic approaches to melanoma and has led promising clinical trials of immunotherapy and targeted therapy of melanoma.

For the second consecutive year, Dr. Agarwala will serve as Program Director for the Fifth International Symposium on Melanoma and Other Cutaneous Malignancies March 7-8, 2007, in New York City . The symposium will feature presentations from melanoma experts from throughout the United States and Europe .

About Aspatore – Publishers of C-Level Business Intelligence

Aspatore Books is the largest and most exclusive publisher of C-Level executives (CEO, CFO, CTO, CMO, Partner) from the world's most respected companies and law firms. Aspatore annually publishes a select group of C-Level executives from the Global 1,000, top 250 law firms (Partners & Chairs), and other leading companies of all sizes. C-Level Business Intelligence™, as conceptualized and developed by Aspatore Books, provides professionals of all levels with proven business intelligence from industry insiders – direct and unfiltered insight from those who know it best – as opposed to third-party accounts offered by unknown authors and analysts. Aspatore Books is committed to publishing an innovative line of business and legal books, those which lay forth principles and offer insights that when employed, can have a direct financial impact on the reader's business objectives, whatever they may be.

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