Liver Metastases

  • Jean-Nicolas Vauthey
  • Paulo M. Hoff
  • Riccardo A. Audisio
  • Graeme J. Poston

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-9
  2. Carlos Valls, Laura Martínez, Sandra Ruiz, Esther Alba
    Pages 1-13
  3. Curtis J. Wray, Ami N. Shah, Russell S. Berman, Syed A. Ahmad
    Pages 1-10
  4. Dario Ribero, Yun Shin Chun, Jean-Nicolas Vauthey
    Pages 1-14
  5. Dan G. Blazer III, Daniel A. Anaya, Eddie K. Abdalla
    Pages 1-11
  6. Paulo Marcelo G. Hoff, Scott Kopetz
    Pages 1-8
  7. Simon H. Telian, Byron E. Wright, Anton J. Bilchik
    Pages 1-9
  8. Robbert J. de Haas, Dennis A. Wicherts, René Adam
    Pages 1-13
  9. Christophe Penna, Bernard Nordlinger
    Pages 1-7
  10. Douglas M. Coldwell, Andrew S. Kennedy
    Pages 1-11
  11. Barbara L. van Leeuwen, N. de Liguori Carino, G.J. Poston, R.A. Audisio
    Pages 1-6
  12. John Bendelow, Louise Jones, Graeme J. Poston
    Pages 1-8
  13. Dan Byrd, Charles Blanke
    Pages 1-12
  14. Georges Vlastos, Daria Zorzi
    Pages 1-6
  15. Debashish Bose, Timothy M. Pawlik
    Pages 1-14
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 1-10

About this book

Introduction

The management of colorectal liver metastases has evolved rapidly over the last decade with the introduction of newer and effective chemotherapies and a redefinition for cure. These range from the philosophical (including the greater awareness of treatment with curative intent), through the practical (more aggressive definition of respectability for cure and the use of more effective chemotherapies for both palliation and as adjuncts to surgery), to the futuristic use of biological strategies (including monoclonal antibodies and gene therapies) and lastly to the pragmatic but equally important issues of health economics (who is going to foot the bill for these increasingly expensive treatment strategies).

Liver metastases addresses the contemporary multidisciplinary management of liver metastases. Throughout the text, experience from the paradigms of colorectal cancer metastases treatment strategies are used to point to new directions in the management of liver metastases from other cancers.

This book overviews current understanding of the biology of liver metastases, and reviews current methods of detection and diagnosis. Chapters offer objective and systematic reviews of each of the current major treatment modalities: surgical resection; destructive therapies; chemotherapy (systemic and regional); whether there is a role for radiotherapy; biological therapies (including hormone treatment antibodies and gene therapy); and lastly the decision-making strategies that must be employed for successful multidisciplinary management.

Featuring state-of-the-art reviews, key points, treatment algorithms and clear, concise illustrations this book provides the ultimate companion to anyone interested or working in the area of liver disease.

This book will appeal to consultant and trainee surgeons in general surgery, hepatobiliary surgery, upper GI surgery, colorectal surgery; consultant and trainee medical and clinical oncologists with an interest in liver tumours; and consultant and trainee radiologists with an interest in liver disease.

Keywords

Liver Cancer Liver Carcinoma Liver Metastases Liver Tumors Liver Tumours Tumor computed tomography (CT) diagnosis hepatobiliary surgery imaging surgery systemic therapy

Editors and affiliations

  • Jean-Nicolas Vauthey
    • 1
  • Paulo M. Hoff
    • 2
  • Riccardo A. Audisio
    • 3
  • Graeme J. Poston
    • 4
  1. 1.M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Dept. Surgical OncologyUniversity of TexasHoustonUSA
  2. 2.São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina da, Universidade de São Paulo,Instituto do Cancer do Estado deSão PauloBrazil
  3. 3.University of Liverpool, St Helens TeachSt HelensUnited Kingdom
  4. 4.Center for Digestive DiseasesUniversity Hospital AintreeLiverpoolUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84628-947-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84628-946-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84628-947-7
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