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Liver Cancer

  • Joseph C. Bottino
  • Richard W. Opfell
  • Franco M. Muggia
Book

Part of the Developments in Oncology book series (DION, volume 30)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Pathology and Natural History

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Zachary D. Goodman, Kamal G. Ishak
      Pages 3-19
    3. Geoffrey Falkson, Buks Coetzer
      Pages 21-31
  3. Diagnosis of Liver Cancer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Jerry W. Froelich, James H. Thrall, Dennis P. Swanson
      Pages 69-83
  4. Surgery in Liver Cancer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. David M. Nagorney, Jonathan A. Van Heerden
      Pages 87-98
    3. Reyer T. Ottow, David A. August, Paul H. Sugarbaker
      Pages 99-142
    4. Nicholas J. Petrelli, Arnold Mittelman
      Pages 143-156
    5. Chusilp Charnsangavej, Sidney Wallace, C. Humberto Carrasco, William Bechtel
      Pages 157-177
    6. John E. Niederhuber
      Pages 179-194
  5. Chemotherapy of Liver Cancer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Jacob J. Lokich
      Pages 197-215
    3. Franco M. Muggia, Michael D. Green
      Pages 217-224
    4. William D. Ensminger, John W. Gyves
      Pages 237-245
    5. Richard W. Opfell, Joseph Bowen
      Pages 247-261
    6. Yehuda Z. Patt, Chusilp Charnsangavej, Marilyn Soski, Giora M. Mavligit
      Pages 263-273
    7. Joseph C. Bottino
      Pages 275-284
    8. Howard W. Bruckner
      Pages 285-293
  6. Radiation Therapy of Liver Cancer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 295-295
    2. Steven A. Leibel
      Pages 297-312
  7. Combined Modality Therapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 313-313
    2. Y. Z. Patt, C. Charnsangavej, A. Boddie, G. M. Mavligit, M. Soski, S. Wallace
      Pages 341-355
    3. Kenneth P. Ramming, F. Kristian Storm
      Pages 357-369
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 387-391

About this book

Introduction

Neoplastic disease confined to the liver is an important worldwide problem. In the industrialized nations, metastatic disease of the most common cancers involves the liver in upwards of 50% of cases. Primary hepatic tumors are virtually epidemic in most third world countries and certainly constitute one of the ten most common causes of cancer deaths on a worldwide scale. Amazingly, little specific attention has been devoted to therapeutic approaches of liver and biliary tumors until recently. We attribute this apparent lack of interest to the uniformly poor progno­ sis of patients so afflicted, and attribute the renewed interest to the exciting new developments in diagnostic and therapeutic technology as well as in tumor biology. The purpose of this book is to collect in one volume an integrated selection of articles that would provide the therapist with a comprehensive, yet practical, overview of liver cancer. We believe the contributors to the book are superbly qualified experts on the various subjects and provide in-depth information on respective fields. The edit­ ing process for us was not only educational but thrilling as the high quality and complementary nature of the chapters became evident as we received them. Be­ cause many areas in the field of liver cancer are controversial, the reader will notice that contradictory opinions are presented by some of the authors.

Keywords

adjuvant therapy liver liver tumor metastasis metastatic disease pathology prevention surgery tumor

Editors and affiliations

  • Joseph C. Bottino
    • 1
  • Richard W. Opfell
    • 2
  • Franco M. Muggia
    • 1
  1. 1.Rita and Stanley H. Kaplan Cancer CenterNew York University Medical CenterNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Clinical Oncology ProgramUniversity of California,Irvine Medical CenterOrangeUSA

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