Surgical oncology is a rapidly evolving field. Through increasingly sophisticated technologies and interventional techniques, and continued basic science breakthroughs, care of the cancer patient is ever improving. A cornerstone of this improvement is a continual evaluation and recognition of evidence-based changing practice patterns. This reality forms the basis for this two-volume text, focusing on diagnostic and treatment algorithms to maximize quality care for the surgical oncology patient. To engage the reader with real-world, patient-centered learning, this book consists of case-based scenarios and follow-up questions addressing key concepts of complex surgical oncology. This first volume of 18 chapters focuses on a variety of breast pathology, followed by examination of endocrine, soft tissue and esophageal malignancies, providing an excellent resource to guide optimal care for patients.