Multidisciplinary Management of Rectal Cancer

Questions and Answers

  • Vincenzo Valentini
  • Hans-Joachim Schmoll
  • Cornelis J. H. van de Velde

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. M. M. Lange, A. C. Kraima, C. J. H. van de Velde, M. C. deRuiter
    Pages 1-8
  3. P. G. Boelens, G. Henning, Claire Taylor
    Pages 9-19
  4. Ricardo G. Orsini, Harm J. T. Rutten
    Pages 21-28
  5. M. M. Lange, H. J. T. Rutten
    Pages 37-44
  6. Vincenzo Valentini, Francesco Cellini, Maria Cristina Barba, Ruud van Stiphout
    Pages 51-57
  7. V. Valentini, Hans-Joachim Schmoll, C. J. H. van de Velde
    Pages 59-67
  8. Q&As on Imaging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Manish Chand, Gina Brown
      Pages 71-77
    3. Monique Maas, Regina G. H. Beets-Tan
      Pages 87-92
    4. Brunella Barbaro
      Pages 99-106
    5. Doenja M. J. Lambregts, Regina G. H. Beets-Tan
      Pages 107-111
    6. Doenja M. J. Lambregts, Regina G. H. Beets-Tan
      Pages 113-119
    7. Lucia Leccisotti, Antonella Stefanelli
      Pages 121-126
    8. Doenja M. J. Lambregts, Monique Maas, Regina G. H. Beets-Tan
      Pages 127-134
    9. Elisa Meldolesi, Nicola Dinapoli, Roberto Gatta, Andrea Damiani, Vincenzo Valentini, Alessandra Farchione
      Pages 135-149
  9. Q&As on Radiotherapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Claus Rödel, Vincenzo Valentini, Bruce D. Minsky
      Pages 159-163
    3. Maria Antonietta Gambacorta, Giuditta Chiloiro, Vincenzo Valentini
      Pages 165-179
    4. K. Haustermans, I. Joye
      Pages 181-186
    5. K. Haustermans, I. Joye
      Pages 187-192
    6. Jean Pierre Gérard, Té Vuong, Jérome Doyen, Arthur Sun Myint
      Pages 207-215
    7. Jeffrey R. Olsen, Lisa A. Kachnic
      Pages 237-241
    8. Cynthia Aristei, Valentina Lancellotta, Marco Lupattelli
      Pages 247-251
  10. Q&As on Chemotherapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
    2. Noelia Tarazona, Valentina Gambardella, Marisol Huerta, Andrés Cervantes
      Pages 255-258
    3. Alexander Stein, Hans-Joachim Schmoll
      Pages 259-262
    4. Carlo Aschele, Elisa Bennicelli, Amalia Milano
      Pages 263-272
    5. Carmelo Pozzo, Ernesto Rossi
      Pages 331-337
    6. Alexander Stein, Hans-Joachim Schmoll
      Pages 339-348
    7. Valentina Gambardella, Noelia Tarazona, Marisol Huerta, Andres Cervantes
      Pages 355-358
  11. Q&As on Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 359-359

About this book


In this book, a distinguished group of clinicians provide straightforward, focused answers to the questions most commonly confronted by a multidisciplinary team when caring for patients with rectal cancer. The format of the book is designed to aid optimal decision making in a multidisciplinary setting with respect to key issues in imaging, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and surgery, all of which are considered in detail. Helpful guidance is also offered on risk factor identification, pathology procedures and their prognostic value, and multidisciplinary team management. The authors have been carefully selected for their expertise, and most have been involved in the management of the more significant trials published in Europe during the past decade.

In an era in which all patients are entitled to access healthcare systems that deliver the highest quality of treatment within a safe environment, together with appropriate advice, support, and long-term follow-up, the multidisciplinary team is of central importance. This successful book, in its revised and updated second edition, is designed to provide all the guidance likely to be required by members of the multidisciplinary team at various stages of the pathway of care for patients with rectal cancer.


Combined Modality Treatments Follow-up Imaging Multidisciplinary Management Rectal Cancer Research

Editors and affiliations

  • Vincenzo Valentini
    • 1
  • Hans-Joachim Schmoll
    • 2
  • Cornelis J. H. van de Velde
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. of Radiation OncologyUniversità Cattolica S CuoreRomeItaly
  2. 2.Head, Div. Clinical Oncology ResearchUniversity Clinic Halle (Saale), Martin-Luther-University Halle-WittenbergHalleGermany
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryLeiden Univ Med CtrLeidenThe Netherlands

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