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Bone Tumors - Recent Updates

Hiran Amarasekera

University of Warwick Science Park

Works as a clinician, orthopaedic surgeon, Researcher, academic teacher, examiner, and educator in the field of medicine and orthopaedics. Pioneering work on anatomy and blood supply to joints mainly hip joints and causative factors leading to avascular necrosis was done at the University of Warwick, and the University of California Los Angeles.


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This book intends to present the latest information and modern management of bone-related tumours. Not only from Benign to malignant but also tumours conditions are covered in a detailed and succinct way. It will aim to cover an array of areas in particular tumour including pathology, pathogenesis, genetic basis, oncology modern methods of diagnosing, screening for tumours and aetiological causes, and advice on how to prevent and other early diagnosing strategies. The current concept of bone tumours and tumour management has changed rapidly over the past decades. Therefore, a fresh look at this topic is needed and is timely.

The book will aim to include the latest information used in current practice and current research areas on which the future practice will be based on. Not only on modern investigation and diagnosing tools biopsy techniques and radiological imaging but also modern concepts for managing these tumours. The three main areas in managing involve radiotherapy chemotherapy and surgical oncology and the latest advances in these fields are intended to be discussed. This book will aim to benefit not only trainees of surgery, oncology medicine, orthopaedics but also medical students, general practitioners, and anybody interested in the field of bone tumour management.

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: April 6th 2022

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

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Deadline for chapter proposals: June 15th 2022

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Deadline for full chapters: August 14th 2022

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Review results due: November 2nd 2022

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Expected publication date: January 1st 2023

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About the editor

Hiran Amarasekera

University of Warwick Science Park

Hiran Amarasekera is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Currently practicing in Sri Lanka. After obtaining the MBBS from Kasturba medical college, Manipal, Inda, he completed the MS in Surgical sciences from the University of Colombo. He obtained the fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (FRCS Ed) and board certification in 2003. His special interests are in the areas of young adult hip and knee problems, sports injuries, lower limb arthroplasty, and keyhole joint surgery, and revision arthroplasty. His present research is focused on non-surgical and minimally invasive alternative treatment for osteoarthritis. He worked and trained in many countries for over twenty including India, Sri Lanka, Australia, United States, and the UK. As a keen researcher, he has completed an MPhil from the University of Warwick and completed a research fellowship at the University of California Los Angeles, (UCLA). Presently, he works as a medical educator, as an honorary senior lecturer at the University of Kelaniya and Kothalawela Defense University in Sri Lanka. He is an examiner of medical students both in Sri Lanka and the UK and a course provider for Trauma courses run by the college of surgeons and was elected a fellow of Sri Lanka College of surgeons in 2013. Dr. Amarasekera is the editor of the Journal of Sri Lanka Orthopaedic association and council member. He is a reviewer for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (Br) e and Bone and Joint Journal (BJJ) and a member of the editorial board of the Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery (SLJS). He has over 50 international publications, presentations and several book chapters to his credit and has reviewed over 100 papers for journals of BJJ and SLJS. After joining IntechOpen in 2012 he authored three book chapters and edited several open access books with them.

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