Gastrointestinal Malignancies

A Practical Guide on Treatment Techniques

  • Suzanne Russo
  • Sarah Hoffe
  • Edward Kim

Part of the Practical Guides in Radiation Oncology book series (PGRO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Esophageal Cancer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Anupam Rishi, Jimmy J. Caudell
      Pages 3-19
    3. Anupam Rishi, Michael D. Chuong, Jessica M. Frakes
      Pages 21-50
  3. Stomach Cancer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Joseph M. Caster, Joel E. Tepper
      Pages 53-91
  4. Hepatobiliary Malignancies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. John P. Plastaras, Kevin T. Nead, Joshua E. Meyer
      Pages 95-127
    3. Rachit Kumar, Gary Walker, Lauren Rosati, Sweet Ping Ng, Joseph Herman
      Pages 129-143
    4. Adam C. Mueller, William A. Stokes, Dale Thornton, Tracey Schefter
      Pages 145-170
    5. Smith Apisarnthanarax, Rosanna Yeung, Stephen Bowen, Tobias R. Chapman
      Pages 171-195
  5. Pancreatic Cancer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Diego A. S. Toesca, Daniel T. Chang, Edward Kim, Joseph Herman, Albert C. Koong, Suzanne Russo
      Pages 199-229
    3. Sweet Ping Ng, Michael E. Kantor, Sam Beddar, Eugene Koay, Joseph Herman, Cullen M. Taniguchi
      Pages 231-256
  6. Colorectal Cancer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 257-257
    2. Fumiko Chino, Christopher Willett, Manisha Palta, Brian Czito
      Pages 259-277
    3. Sarah Jo Stephens, Christopher Willett, Brian Czito, Minisha Palta
      Pages 279-311
    4. Jeffrey Meyer
      Pages 313-332
  7. Anal Cancer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 333-333
    2. Jordan Kharofa, Lisa Kachnic, Clayton Smith, Joseph Dunlap
      Pages 335-363
  8. General Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 365-365
    2. Nataliya Kovalchuk, Thomas R. Niedermayr, Suzanne Russo, Daniel T. Chang
      Pages 367-373

About this book


This book is a practical guide on how best to incorporate advanced radiation therapy techniques into the multimodality treatment of a wide range of gastrointestinal tumors, including esophageal cancer, gastric cancer, hepatobiliary malignancies (primary and metastatic liver tumors, intrahepatic, perihilar, and extrahepatic cholangiocarcinomas, and gallbladder cancer), pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer, and carcinoma of the anal canal. Practical considerations when treating patients with external beam radiation therapy, intensity-modulated radiation therapy, particle therapy, and stereotactic body radiation therapy are clearly explained. Detailed attention is devoted to the safety and efficacy of radiotherapy in combination with current and emerging systemic therapies (chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and biologic agents), surgery, and ablative therapy, and the advantages and disadvantages of alternative treatment approaches for different tumor types are carefully evaluated. The book will benefit radiation oncologists, medical and surgical oncologists, medical physicists, medical dosimetrists, and other oncology professionals.


Esophageal Cancer Gastric Cancer Hepatobiliary Cancer Pancreatic Cancer Colorectal Cancer Carcinoma of the Anal Canal Siewert Type III Hepatobiliary Malignancies Colon Cancer Rectal Cancer Liver Metastases

Editors and affiliations

  • Suzanne Russo
    • 1
  • Sarah Hoffe
    • 2
  • Edward Kim
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Radiation OncologyCase Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Department of Radiation OncologyMoffitt Cancer CenterTampaUSA
  3. 3.Department of Radiation OncologyUniversity of Washington School of MedicineSeattleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-64899-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-64900-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2522-5715
  • Series Online ISSN 2522-5723
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