© 2016

Gastrointestinal Malignancies

  • David Bentrem
  • Al B. Benson

Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. L. Mark Knab, Anthony Yang
    Pages 1-16
  3. Eduard Matkovic, Michael Schwalbe, Kristina A. Matkowskyj
    Pages 17-43
  4. Eduard Matkovic, Michael Schwalbe, Kristina A. Matkowskyj
    Pages 45-58
  5. Ashley M. Cunningham, Patrick S. Rush, Kristina A. Matkowskyj
    Pages 77-100
  6. Audrey E. Ertel, David Bentrem, Daniel E. Abbott
    Pages 101-120
  7. Olga Kantor, Marshall S. Baker
    Pages 165-183
  8. Ramiro Fernandez, Sam G. Pappas, David J. Bentrem
    Pages 185-202
  9. Vikrom Dhar, Ryan M. Thomas, Syed A. Ahmad
    Pages 203-220
  10. Michael White, Yuman Fong, Laleh Melstrom
    Pages 221-231
  11. Ahsun Riaz, Robert J. Lewandowski, Riad Salem
    Pages 233-256
  12. Kristina A. Matkowskyj, M. Sambasiva Rao, Guang-Yu Yang
    Pages 257-293
  13. Kurt Melstrom
    Pages 295-308
  14. Kaitlin E. Sundling, Ranran Zhang, Kristina A. Matkowskyj
    Pages 309-330
  15. Andrew Benjamin, Ryan P. Merkow
    Pages 331-343
  16. Colin M. Court, Jacob S. Ankeny, Shonan Sho, James S. Tomlinson
    Pages 345-376
  17. Alex Chang, Daniel E. Abbott
    Pages 377-391

About this book


This book comprehensively summarizes the current state of knowledge on malignancies of the gastrointestinal tract. Dedicated organ-based chapters evaluate current treatments and management and provide information on incidence, etiology and biological characteristics. The state of the art in the radiologic and endoscopic staging of gastrointestinal malignancies is described, and guidance is offered on the role of interventional radiology and interventional gastroenterology in the treatment of these challenging tumors. In addition, the book explores novel and evolving treatments, including personalized systemic therapy and minimally invasive surgical and radiology techniques, and addresses patient-reported outcomes and survivorship challenges. It closes by discussing animal models of gastrointestinal malignancies and examining the significance of the Ras superfamily of GTPases. It will be of benefit to all surgeons, oncologists and other specialists who treat these malignancies, as well as to trainees looking to increase their understanding of the field.


Colectoral Surgery Gastrointestinal Oncology Radiotherapy Pathology Chemotherapy

Editors and affiliations

  • David Bentrem
    • 1
  • Al B. Benson
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryNorthwestern UniversityChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Robert H. Lurie Cancer CenterNorthwestern UniversityChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Gastrointestinal Malignancies
  • Editors David Bentrem
    Al B. Benson
  • Series Title Cancer Treatment and Research
  • Series Abbreviated Title Cancer Treatment,Research
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-34242-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-81712-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-34244-3
  • Series ISSN 0927-3042
  • Series E-ISSN 2509-8497
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VI, 479
  • Number of Illustrations 15 b/w illustrations, 74 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Oncology
    Surgical Oncology
    Interventional Radiology
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“This review of gastrointestinal malignancies discusses incidence, etiology, genetics, and treatment, with accompanying graphs, figures, tables, images, and radiographs, to provide a good resource for clinicians who treat patients with cancer of the gastrointestinal tract. … will be useful for surgeons, medical oncologists, other specialists, and even primary care physicians who are interested in gastrointestinal malignancies. It is appropriate for residents as well as for practicing physicians. … It is informative and addresses the most current issues surrounding these malignancies.” (Susan Skaff Hagen, Doody's Book Reviews, November, 2016)