Challenges in Colorectal Cancer / Edition 2 by John Scholefield | 9781405127066 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Challenges in Colorectal Cancer / Edition 2

Challenges in Colorectal Cancer / Edition 2

by John Scholefield
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405127066

ISBN-13: 9781405127066

Pub. Date: 03/11/2008

Publisher: Wiley

The latest guidance on challenging and controversial aspects of colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in the US and Europe. Thousands of people are diagnosed with the disease every year and nearly half of these die as a result. As colorectal cancer is curable when detected early, a significant proportion of these

Overview

The latest guidance on challenging and controversial aspects of colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in the US and Europe. Thousands of people are diagnosed with the disease every year and nearly half of these die as a result. As colorectal cancer is curable when detected early, a significant proportion of these deaths could be prevented by earlier diagnosis.

Much has changed since the publication of the first edition of this book in 2001: introduction of screening programs, improved diagnosis and surgery for rectal cancer, and advances in adjuvant and palliative medical therapy to name but a few.

Challenges in Colorectal Cancer provides the most up-to-date information on the new and emerging treatments. The second edition looks at the total patient management of this condition and is aimed at the entire medical team caring for those with colorectal cancer. It also contains the latest guidelines on epidemiology and prevention of colorectal cancer, and the application of molecular genetics.

The expanded international editor team present advice on surgical management, including new laparoscopic and endoscopic techniques and the role of the pathologist. They also review hot topics in colorectal cancer treatment, including the role of radiotherapy, options for chemotherapy and new developments in vaccines and immunotherapy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405127066
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/11/2008
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.45(h) x 0.85(d)

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Table of Contents

List of contributors.

Foreword.

1 Richard Nelson.

Does lifestyle cause colorectal cancer?.

2 Robert Steele.

Screening for colorectal cancer – who, when, and how?.

3 Phil Quirke.

What can the pathologist tell the multidisciplinary team about rectal cancer resection?.

4 Brendan Morgan and John H. Scholefield.

MRI-directed rectal cancer surgery.

5 Pierre J. Guillou.

Minimally invasive surgery – where are we? Laparoscopic surgery for cancer of the colon and rectum.

6 Theodore J. Saclarides.

Minimally invasive surgery – where are we? Is there a role for TEM?.

7 Seung-Yong Jeong, David Chessin, Susan Ritchie, John H. Scholefield, and Jose G. Guillem.

What is the best strategy for the management of hereditary colorectal cancer?.

8 Rachel Cooper and David Sebag-Montefiore.

Adjuvant radiotherapy and chemoradiotherapy in the treatment of rectal cancer.

9 George P. Kim and Axel Grothey.

Current challenges in the adjuvant therapy of colon cancer.

10 Jill Dean.

The role of the colorectal nurse specialist in the management of colorectal cancer.

11 Julia Jessop and Ian Daniels.

The role of the multidisciplinary team in the management of colorectal cancer.

12 John Northover and Chris Byrne.

Follow-up after colorectal cancer resection: Is it worthwhile?.

13 Axel Grothey.

Chemotherapy of advanced colorectal cancer.

14 Timothy G. John and Myrddin Rees.

Surgery for metastatic disease in colorectal cancer.

15 Melanie Jefferson and Ilora Finlay.

Palliative care of the colorectal cancer patient.

16 Anthony E l–Khoueiry and Heinz-Josef Lenz.

Future directions in the oncological treatment of colorectal cancer.

Index

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