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Colorectal cancer : a clinical guide to therapy

Author: Harry Bleiberg
Publisher: London : Martin Dunitz ; Florence, KY : Distributed in the USA by Fulfilment Center, Taylor & Francis, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

A strong international team of contributors presents a detailed discussion of all aspects of the disease, including chapters on genetics, molecular pathology and a comprehensive overview of current  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harry Bleiberg
ISBN: 9781853178085 185317808X
OCLC Number: 49044794
Description: xviii, 717 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Biology and Genetic Factors. Epidemiology. Hemoccult and Colorectal Screening. Prevention by Colonoscopy. Screening. Chemoprevention. Pathology. Surgery for Colonic Cancer. Laparoscopy. Minimal Invasive Surgery. The Sentinel Node. New Prognostic Factors. Systemic Adjuvant Therapy. Adjuvant Treatment in Dukes B2 Colon Cancer: Yes or No. Adjuvant Intraportal Treatment. Adjuvant Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy. Safe Administration of Perioperative Intraperiotoneal CT. Surgery of Rectal Cancer. Total Meserectal Excision. Conservative Treatment of Rectal Cancer. Radiotherapy for Rectal Cancer: The European and US Approach. Preoperative Radiochemotherapy. Radiotherapy in Rectal Carcinoma. Postoperative Histopathological Evaluation. Chemotherapy for Rectal Cancer. Treatment of Locally Advanced and Recurrent Rectal Cancer. Treatment of Anal Canal Carcinoma. Which Follow-Up After Surgery? New Methods for Early Detection of Disease Recurrence. Resection of Liver Metastases. Prevention and Treatment of Peritoneal Surface Malignancy. Surgery of Metastatic Disease. Ablative Technique for Liver Metastases. Neoadjuvant Treatment of Liver Metastases. Adjuvant Treatment After Liver Metastases Resection. Locoregional Chemotherapy for Liver Metastases. Predictive Markers in Colorectal Cancer. Mechanism of 5-FU Action in Colorectal Cancer Treatment. From the Lab to the Clinic. The Mayo Regimen The Roswell Park Regimen. Infusional 5-FU. Different Treatment Approaches. Chronomodulation of Chemotherapy. Oral 5-FU Prodrugs. 5-FU in Combination with DPD Inhibitors. Pharmacokinetic Adjustment of Chemotherapy. Combination of New Agents. Irinotecan : Mechanism of Action in Combination Therapy. Oxaliplatin: Mechanism of Action. Tomudex and the NewTS Inhibitor. Which Treatment in First Line? USA and Europe Treatment Strategies After First Line Therapy. New Chemotherapy Approaches in Colon Cancer. QOL and Methodology. Cost Assessment. Randomized Trials and Meta-analysis. Drug Development in Colorectal Cancer Treatment: USA and Europe. New Treatment Concepts. Gene Therapy. Vaccine Therapy.
Responsibility: edited by Harry Bleiberg [and others].


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'A remarkable book.' - Clinical Oncology 'The authors should be lauded for writing the state-of the art-book on the management of colorectal cancer ... warmly recommended.' - Doody's Publishing Review Read more...

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