Using a multi-disciplinary approach, Esophageal Cancer: Principles and Practice addresses the complexities encountered in the understanding and management of esophageal cancers. Written by the world√És leading experts in surgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology, gastroenterology, pathology, radiology, nutrition, nurse specialists, palliative medicine, and research relating to neoplasia of the esophagus, this text will serve as the definitive resource and enable practitioners to provide the best possible patient care. Presented in an accessible and useful format, this text is a valuable reference to all practitioners participating in the care of this high-needs population.
Special Features Include:
- Complete coverage of the two most common tumors: squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma
- In-depth coverage of uncommon tumors
- In-depth coverage of each topic with equal emphasis applied to both technical and multidisciplinary aspects of treatment
- In-depth treatment of non-surgical topics in management at different phases of the disease
- Wide-ranging attention to the disease√És biologic aspects and basic science, contributing greatly to palliative care
|Publisher:||Springer Publishing Company|
|Product dimensions:||8.80(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.70(d)|
About the Author
Blair A. Jobe, MD is Sampson Family Endowed Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery, The Heart, Lung and Esophageal Surgery Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA.
John G. Hunter, MD is Mackenzie Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery, Oregon Health Sciences University.
Table of Contents"Section: I BIOLOGY; 1. Esophageal Embryology and Congenital Disorders 2. Esophageal Anatomy; 3. The Biology of Epithelial Esophageal Cancer; 4. The Biology of Mesenchymal Esophageal Tumors; 5. Barrett's Esophagus: Epidemiology and Pathogenesis; 6. Barrett's Esophagus: Molecular Biology; 7. Barrett's Esophagus: Preclinical Models for Investigation; 8. Barrett's Esophagus: Screening and Surveillance; 9. Barrett's Esophagus: Models for Cost-Effective Screening and Surveillance; 10. Barrett's Esophagus: Chemoprevention; 11. Epidemiology of Esophageal Cancer: Molecular; 12. Epidemiology and Risk of Esophageal Cancer: Clinical; 13. Pathology of Barrett's Esophagus and Esophageal Neoplasms; 14. The Link Between Esophageal Cancer and Morbid Obesity; 15. The Relationship Between ,