Colorectal Cancer

  • M. A. Hayat

Part of the Methods of Cancer Diagnosis, Therapy, and Prognosis book series (HAYAT, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxviii
  2. Colorectal Cancer

    1. M. A. Hayat
      Pages 3-9
    2. Diagnosis

      1. Seiichi Shinji, Zenya Naito, Toshiyuki Ishiwata, Matsuda Yoko, Tomoko Seya, Takashi Tajiri
        Pages 13-23
      2. Alnabulsi Ayham, Carpenter Brian, Telfer Colin, Graeme I. Murray
        Pages 25-42
      3. Emanuela Flamini, Calistri Daniele, Mercatali Laura, Rengucci Claudia, Amadori Dino
        Pages 65-81
      4. Bandres Eva, Bitarte Nerea, Natalia Ramirez, Zarate Ruth, Garcia-Foncillas Jesus
        Pages 83-102
    3. Treatment

    4. Prognosis

      1. Michael I. Koukourakis, Alexandra Giatromanolaki, Efthimios Sivridis
        Pages 241-253
  3. Colon Cancer

    1. Lina Ohlsson, Anne Israelsson, Åke Öberg, Marie-Louise Hammarström, Gudrun Lindmark, Sten Hammarström
      Pages 257-268
    2. Treatment

      1. David W. Larson, Heidi Nelson
        Pages 271-289
      2. Per Marits, Mona Karlsson, Magnus Thörn, Ola Winqvist
        Pages 291-312
  4. Rectal Cancer

    1. Diagnosis

      1. Ho-Kyung Chun, Yong Beom Cho, Yong Jin Lee
        Pages 317-327

About this book

Introduction

This fourth volume in the series Methods of Cancer Diagnosis, Therapy and Prognosis discusses various methodologies for the diagnosis, therapy and prognosis of Colorectal Cancer. Both standard and emerging therapies for this cancer, written by expert oncologists/pathologists in this field, are included. 
 
This fully illustrated volume: 

* Presents surgical, radiological, and molecular therapies and prognostic markers for colorectal cancer. 

* Highlights a large number of methods for diagnosing colorectal cancer at various stages of development, including immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization immunoscintigraphy, RT- PCR, free circulating DNA levels in blood and stool, ultrasonography, CT, PET, and MRI. 

* Includes imaging technologies for assessing treatment results, and details related to colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy. 

* Explains the use of anticancer agents and monoclonal antibodies, including 5-fluorouracil, fluoropyrimidines, leucovorin, irinotecan, oxaliplatin, raltitrexed, capecitabine, cetuximab, and bevacizumab. 

* Compares preoperative chemoradiotherapy with postoperative chemoradiotherpy.

The technological advances presented in this volume are expected to expedite new discoveries and their translation to clinical practice. The field of oncology will benefit the most from these advanced methods, as a combination of therapies and personalized medicine will improve early detection of colorectal cancer and other cancer types. 

Professor Hayat has summarized the problems associated with the complexities of research publications and has been successful in editing a must-read volume for oncologists, cancer researchers, medical teachers and students of cancer biology.

Keywords

Colorectal Staging Tumor carcinoma computed tomography (CT) diagnosis diagnostics endoscopy histopathology imaging positron emission tomography surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • M. A. Hayat
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biological SciencesKean UniversityUnionUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-9545-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Netherlands 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-9544-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-9545-0
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