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TitleGastrointestinal Oncology [electronic resource] : Basic and Clinical Aspects / edited by John S. MacDonald
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US, 1987
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Descript XII, 374 p. online resource


This is the third volume on gastrointestinal cancer of the Cancer Treatment and Research Series. The emphasis in this volume is to present a series of papers on areas of high clinical relevance in malignant diseases of the gut. As in the first and second volumes of this series, authors have been selected for their expertise and national and international prominence in their fields. This volume is organized so that papers explaining basic science pro specยญ tives proceed those dealing with clinical aspects of gastrointestinal cancer. It is clear that in many instances advances gastrointestinal carcinoma cannot be effectively treated if ' cure' is the desired goal. When faced with poorly treatable diseases it is obviously important to look toward the causes and prevention of these illnesses. For this reason, there are several chapters in this volume that examine the issue of carcinogenesis of gastrointestinal cancer. Likewise, in diseases that are poorly treatable in advances stages, one is interested in early detection. Thus, early screening of populations becomes important and is dealt with in three papers in this volume. Chaptยญ ers on treatment explore innovative approaches to therapy of gastrointestiยญ nal cancer. Second-look surgery with resection, arterial perfusion with cheยญ motherapy, adjuvant therapy and neoadjuvant therapy are all addressed in various chapters in this volume. Finally, four chapters deal with unusual problems in gastrointestinal cancer. These papers include discussions ofpriยญ mary hepatobillary cancer, lymphoma of the gut, and gastrointestinal endoยญ crine tumors


1. Carcinogenesis in gastrointestinal organs -- 2. Nutritional factors in gastrointestinal cancer -- 3. Precursors for upper gastrointestinal cancer: the need for screening -- 4. Hereditary colon cancer syndromes: polyposis and nonpolyposis (Lynch syndromes I & II) variants -- 5. Screening and early diagnosis of colorectal cancer -- 6. Endoscopy in the diagnosis and management of gastrointestinal cancer -- 7. The detection and surgical management of recurrent colon and rectal cancers -- 8. Systemic and regional chemotherapy in advanced colorectal carcinoma -- 9. Anal canal and esophageal squamous cell carcinomas: the role of combined modality treatment -- 10. Adjuvant therapy of gastrointestinal cancer -- 11. Primary hepatobiliary carcinoma -- 12. Islet cell and carcinoid tumors of the gastrointestinal tract -- 13. Lymphomas of the gastrointestinal tract

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