Anal Cancer

A Comprehensive Guide

  • Jeffrey Meyer
  • Lisa Kachnic

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Margaret H. Sundel, Lysandra Voltaggio, Ira L. Leeds, Sandy Hwang Fang
    Pages 1-9
  3. John David Roveda Jr, Clayton A. Smith
    Pages 11-32
  4. Apar Gupta, Shang-Jui Wang, Salma K. Jabbour
    Pages 33-46
  5. James Byrne, Jennifer Y. Wo
    Pages 47-70
  6. Shalini Moningi, Prajnan Das
    Pages 71-84
  7. Shilpa S. Murthy, Elin R. Sigurdson
    Pages 85-93
  8. Satya Das, Kristen Keon Ciombor
    Pages 95-111
  9. Monica Polcz, A. Bapsi Chakravarthy, Christina Edwards Bailey
    Pages 123-131
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 133-135

About this book


This book is a comprehensive overview of the epidemiology, pathogenesis, and treatment options available for anal cancer. Anal cancer is a relatively rare disease, but one increasing in incidence. Strides have been made in developing treatment paradigms through clinical trials, and proper management requires multidisciplinary interaction between radiation oncologists, surgeons, and medical oncologists as well as other physicians, nurses, and other medical professionals.  The book thus covers all aspects of the disease to give clinicians and their teams the information necessary to develop a treatment program that focuses on improved patient outcomes. Chapters cover evaluation of the patient and cancer staging, current standard treatments, epidemiology, pathogenesis, issues involved in survivorship, and ongoing and future avenues of research into disease biology and novel treatments. This book is an ideal resource for clinicians involved in the care of patients with anal cancer.


anal cancer lower gastrointestinal cancer radiation therapy chemotherapy cancer surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Jeffrey Meyer
    • 1
  • Lisa Kachnic
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Radiation OncologyJohns Hopkins School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Department of Radiation OncologyVanderbilt University School of MedicineNashvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-20252-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-20253-8
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