Colorectal Cancer Screening

  • Joseph Anderson, MD
  • Charles Kahi, MD

Part of the Clinical Gastroenterology book series (CG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Petr Protiva
    Pages 1-6
  3. Joseph C. Anderson
    Pages 7-23
  4. Maqsood Khan, Carol A. Burke
    Pages 25-41
  5. Robert J. Chehade, Douglas J. Robertson
    Pages 43-55
  6. Brooks D. Cash
    Pages 95-121
  7. Nabil Fayad, Thomas F. Imperiale
    Pages 123-150
  8. Jerome Waye
    Pages 151-176
  9. Charles J. Kahi
    Pages 177-185
  10. Jeffrey Singerman, Petr Protiva
    Pages 187-200
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 201-205

About this book

Introduction

Colorectal Cancer Screening provides a complete overview of colorectal cancer screening, from epidemiology and molecular abnormalities, to the latest screening techniques such as stool DNA and FIT, Computerized Tomography (CT) Colonography, High Definition Colonoscopes and Narrow Band Imaging. As the text is devoted entirely to CRC screening, it features many facts, principles, guidelines and figures related to screening in an easy access format. This volume provides a complete guide to colorectal cancer screening which will be informative to the subspecialist as well as the primary care practitioner. It represents the only text that provides this up to date information about a subject that is continually changing. For the primary practitioner, information on the guidelines for screening as well as increasing patient participation is presentedd. For the subspecialist, information regarding the latest imaging techniques as well as flat adenomas and chromoendoscopy are covered. The section on the molecular changes in CRC will appeal to both groups. The text includes up to date information about colorectal screening that encompasses the entire spectrum of the topic and features photographs of polyps as well as diagrams of the morphology of polyps as well as photographs of CT colonography images. Algorithms are presented for all the suggested guidelines.

Chapters are devoted to patient participation in screening and risk factors as well as new imaging technology. This useful volume explains the rationale behind screening for CRC. In addition, it covers the different screening options as well as the performance characteristics, when available in the literature, for each test. This volume will be used by the sub specialists who perform screening tests as well as primary care practitioners who refer patients to be screened for colorectal cancer.

Keywords

CT Colonography Chromoendoscopy Colonoscopy Flat Adenomas High Definition Colonoscope Narrow Band Imaging Stool DNA

Editors and affiliations

  • Joseph Anderson, MD
    • 1
  • Charles Kahi, MD
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of GastroenterologyUniversity of ConnecticutFarmingtonUSA
  2. 2.Indiana University School of MedicineIndianapolisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-60761-398-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-60761-397-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-60761-398-5
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