The second edition of this book is intended as a definitive text on biliary tract and gallbladder cancers. Specifically, it will serve as a single-source reference on the current knowledge base for the multidisciplinary management of such cancers and thus covers epidemiological, surgical, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy approaches. A key feature is the demonstration of the impact of cutting-edge technical knowledge on treatment; for example, interventional radiology techniques, novel surgical approaches, and image-guided radiation therapy are all extensively discussed. Diagnosis is also considered in detail, with coverage of novel serum biomarkers, pathologic staging, molecular profiling, and the full range of current and emerging imaging strategies. This book will be an invaluable source of information on new techniques for experienced practitioners, yet is sufficiently concise to offer an introduction to the field for students and community practitioners.
Table of ContentsIntroduction.- Epidemiology of gallbladder and cholangiocarcinoma.- Role Growth Factor Pathways & Signal Transduction.- Histopathology and molecular pathogenesis of biliary tract tumors.- Clinical diagnosis and staging.- Diagnostic imaging of biliary tract & gall bladder tumors.- Overview of Current Strategies.- Imaging of hepatic transplantation for cholangiocarcinoma.- State of the art directions.- Interventional radiology techniques.- Chemoembolization and Radioembolization.- Overview of emerging strategies in the surgical management of biliary tract tumors.- Surgical techniques for intrahepatic biliary tract cancer.- Surgical techniques for techniques for extrahepatic biliary tract cancers.- Surgery for gallbladder.- Systemic therapy (current strategies and new directions).- Radiotherapy (including combination radiotherapy and systemic therapeutic strategies, 3D-CRT, IMRT approaches).- Techniques in radiotherapy.- Symptomatic management and palliation.- New Directions.