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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.
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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 and developing treatment strategies.
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Colorectal cancer.
London : Martin Dunitz ; Florence, KY : Distributed in the USA by Fulfilment Center, Taylor & Francis, ©2002
(OCoLC)49044794
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Harry Bleiberg
ISBN: 0203213653 9780203213650 0203270460 9780203270462 1280019026 9781280019029
OCLC Number: 53834838
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 717 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover --
COLORECTAL CANCER --
Contents --
Preface --
Contributors --
Part 1 Background and Epidemiology --
1 Biology of colorectal cancer: An overview of genetic factors --
2 Recent developments in the epidemiology of colorectal cancer --
Part 2 Prevention and Screening --
3 Hemoccult as an approach to colorectal cancer screening --
4 Screening colonoscopy --
5 Chemoprevention of colorectal cancer --
Part 3 Pathology and Prognostic Factors --
6 Pathology of colorectal cancer --
7 Sentinel lymph-node mapping in colorectal cancer --
8 Postoperative histopathological evaluation: Implications for prognosis? --
Part 4 Management of Localized Disease --
9 Surgery for colon cancer --
10 Laparoscopic left colectomy for cancer --
11 Minimal invasive surgery for colon cancer: Where do we stand? --
12 Systemic adjuvant therapy of colon cancer --
13 Adjuvant treatment in Dukes B2 colon cancer: No --
14 Adjuvant treatment in Dukes B2 colon cancer: Yes --
15 Adjuvant intraportal treatment --
16 Adjuvant intraperitoneal chemotherapy --
17 Management of peritoneal surface malignancy from colorectal cancer: The surgeon's role --
18 Surgery for rectal cancer --
19 Total mesorectal excision: A quality-controlled approach to rectal cancer surgery --
20 Conservative treatment in rectal cancer --
21 Treatment of locally advanced primary and locally recurrent colorectal cancer --
22 Radiotherapy for rectal cancer: The European approach --
23 Radiotherapy for rectal cancer: The US approach --
24 Radio-chemotherapy in rectal cancer: When and for which patients? --
25 The future of radiotherapy in rectal carcinoma --
Part 5 Follow-up of Colorectal Cancer --
26 Which follow-up for colorectal cancer? Perhaps none --
27 The case for CEA screening --
28 New methods for early detection of disease recurrence --
Part 6 Treatment of Other Sites --
29 Cancer of the appendix and pseudomyxoma peritonei syndrome --
30 Treatment of anal canal carcinoma --
Part 7 Management of Metastatic Disease --
31 Resection of liver metastases --
32 Surgery of lung and brain metastases --
33 Ablative technique for liver metastases --
34 Neoadjuvant treatment of colorectal liver metastases allowing resection --
35 Adjuvant chemotherapy after hepatic resection for metastatic colorectal carcinoma --
36 Locoregional chemotherapy for metastatic colorectal cancer to the liver --
37 Predictive markers in the treatment of colorectal cancer --
38 Mechanism of action of 5-fluorouracil in colorectal cancer treatment --
39 From the laboratory to the clinic: The limitations of rationally designed fluoropyrimidine-based therapy and the problem of apoptosis-impaired cancer cells --
40 Pharmacogenetics of colorectal cancer chemotherapy drugs: Implications for the pharmacokinetic adjustment of chemotherapy --
41 The Mayo Clinic/ NCCTG (North Central Cancer Treatment Group) regimen of 5-fluorouracil and leucovorin: Origins, activity, toxicity, and future applications --
42 The Roswell Park regimen: Weekly 5-FU and high-dose leucovorin for colon cancer --
43 Infusional 5-FU: The 24-hour weekly approach --
44 Infusional 5-fluorouracil: The bimonthly approach --
45 Infusional 5-FU in the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer: The 48-hour weekly approach --
46 Infusional 5-fluorouracil: Protracted infusion --
47 Oral fluoropyrimidines in colorectal neoplasia --
48 5-FU in combination with DPD inhibitors.
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

 
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