Colorectal Cancer

Evidence-Based Chemotherapy Strategies

  • Maurie Markman
  • Leonard B. Saltz

Part of the Current Clinical Oncology book series (CCO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. William M. Grady
    Pages 1-31
  3. Yu-Ning Wong, Wen-Chi Chang, Margie Clapper, Paul F. Engstrom
    Pages 33-49
  4. Arnold J. Markowitz
    Pages 51-68
  5. M.Wasif Saif, Richard Kim, Edward Chu
    Pages 69-84
  6. John M. Strother, Charles D. Blanke
    Pages 85-98
  7. Nabeel Shalan, Paulo M. Hoff
    Pages 99-118
  8. Anthony B. El-Khoueiry, Heinz-Josef Lenz
    Pages 119-130
  9. Bert H. O’Neil, Hanna Kelly, Michael A. Morse, Richard M. Goldberg
    Pages 131-154
  10. Yu Jo Chua, David Cunningham
    Pages 155-189
  11. Sean D. Curran, Laurence H. Schwartz
    Pages 219-229
  12. Ellen Hollywood, Deborah Semple
    Pages 231-243
  13. Vivek Tim Malhotra
    Pages 245-262
  14. Chris Takimoto, Russell Kruzelock
    Pages 263-279
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 281-292

About this book

Introduction

Management options for patients with colorectal cancer have undergone d- matic changes over the past decade. Whereas at the start of 1996 only one drug, 5-Fluorouracil, was available for the treatment of this disease, a mere 10 yr later, six drugs are licensed for use in colorectal cancer, and others are in the late phases of clinical development. Likewise, surgical and ablative options, as well as an array of supportive medications, have shown substantial progress and undergone a dramatic proliferation over the past decade. With the increased number of therapeutic options from which to choose, the clinician is better able to offer effective therapy to the patient with colorectal cancer. The clinician is challenged, however, to keep up with the rapidly changing landscape and the rapidly emerging data that shape the options for treatment today and tom- row. In this text, leaders in the management of colorectal cancer review the current literature that has led us to where we are today. Critical evaluations of the data are offered, and evidence-based recommendations are made.

Keywords

angiogenesis cancer cancer treatment colon colorectal cancer imaging liver metastasis metastatic disease pain prevention screening

Editors and affiliations

  • Maurie Markman
  • Leonard B. Saltz
    • 1
  1. 1.Gastrointestinal Oncology Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterNew York

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-59745-215-1
  • Copyright Information Humana Press Inc. 2007
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-58829-751-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59745-215-1
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