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Gastrointestinal Oncology
Evidence and Analysis

Edited By

Peter McCulloch

ISBN 9781420086386
Published June 6, 2007 by CRC Press
398 Pages 34 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This reference discusses best practices for the management of patients with cancers of the esophagus, stomach, colon, liver, and pancreas. Focusing on a wide variety of GI carcinomas by organ and tumor type, this source provides expert coverage of diagnostic, staging, and treatment procedures by seasoned oncologists and radiologists, and offers in-depth discussions of current research regarding tumor markers, molecular biology, and clinical presentation.

A must for the busy clinician, this source:

  • spans the existing evidence from experienced opinion leaders in the field of gastrointestinal oncology
  • pairs organ-based chapters so that surgical and non-surgical oncologists provide perspectives on the same condition…supplies an up-to-date and relevant summary of the key topics in gastrointestinal oncology, supported by clear scientific evidence
  • combines surgical and medical approaches to cancers in specific organs, supplying a rigorous evidence-based approach to the evaluation of various treatments
  • addresses critical topics in the area including the management and prevention of cancers around the gastroesophageal junction, rectal cancer, and gastrointestinal stromal tumors
  • considers the latest developments in surgical, radiation, and chemotherapeutic management

Table of Contents

Surgical and Ablative Treatment of Barrett's Oesophagus and It's Complications. Oesophageal Cancer: Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy. Surgical Treatment of Oesophageal Carcinoma. Chemotherapy for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer. Adjuvant Therapy for Colorectal Cancer. Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy for the Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Surgical Management of Hepatocellular Carcinoma. The Role of Radiotherapy in the Management of Rectal Carcinoma. Carcinoid Tumours. Carcinoid Syndrome. Surgical Treatment of Carcinomas Involving the Oesophagogastric Junction. The Role of Drugs and Nutrition in the Prevention of Oesophageal Adenocarcinoma Associated with Barrett's Oesophagus. GI Lymphomas. Cancer of the Bile Ducts and Gall Bladder

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PETER MCCULLOCH is a Clinical Reader in Surgery, Nuffield Department of Surgery, University of Oxford, UK. He qualified in medicine in Aberdeen and received his surgical and academic training in Glasgow, Scotland.

MARTIN S. KARPEH is Director of the Stony Brook University, as well as Chief of Surgical Oncology, Stony Brook University Medical Center, New York. He received his medical degree from Pennsylvania State University, Philadelphia.

DAVID J. KERR is Rhodes Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and Cancer Therapeutics, University of Oxford, UK.

JAFFER AJANI is Professor of Medicine, Division of Cancer Medicine, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston. Dr. Ajani received the M.D. degree from the Government Medical College-India, Nagpur.