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-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Marilyne M. Lange, Cornelis J. H. van de Velde
      Pages 3-8
    3. Vincenzo Valentini, Hans-Joachim Schmoll, Cornelis J. H. van de Velde
      Pages 9-18
  3. Q&As on Risk Factor Identification

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Vincenzo Valentini, Francesco Cellini, Maria Cristina Barba, Ruud van Stiphout
      Pages 49-55
  4. Q&As on Imaging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Manish Chand, Gina Brown
      Pages 59-65
    3. Regina G. H. Beets-Tan
      Pages 67-71
    4. Regina G. H. Beets-Tan
      Pages 73-75
    5. Doenja M. J. Lambregts, Regina G. H. Beets-Tan
      Pages 95-102
  5. Q&As on Radiotherapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Maria Antonietta Gambacorta, Vincenzo Valentini
      Pages 117-127
    3. Jasper Nijkamp, Karin Haustermans, Corrie A. M. Marijnen
      Pages 129-148
    4. Jean-Pierre Gérard, Te Vuong, Jean-Michel Hannoun-Lévi, Arthur Sun Myint
      Pages 163-169
  6. Q&As on Chemotherapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Carlos Fernandez-Martos, Xabier Garcia de Albeniz
      Pages 193-203
    3. Alexander Stein, Hans-Joachim Schmoll
      Pages 205-216
  7. Q&As on Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-227
    2. Zoran Krivokapic, Ivan Dimitrijevic
      Pages 233-247
    3. David Jayne, Laeeq Khan
      Pages 249-256
    4. Ingrid Martijnse, Nicholas West, Phil Quirke, Richard Heald, Cornelius J. H. van de Velde, Harm Rutten
      Pages 261-273
    5. Ralph L. Dudink, Miranda Kusters, Harm Rutten
      Pages 275-290
  8. Q&As on Pathology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 303-303
    2. Iris D. Nagtegaal
      Pages 327-331
    3. Fabio M. Vecchio
      Pages 333-337
  9. Q&As on Multidisciplinary Team Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 339-339
    2. Sujay Shah, Pawan Mathur, Robert Glynne-Jones
      Pages 341-350
    3. Ruud van Stiphout, Erik Roelofs, Andre Dekker, Philippe Lambin
      Pages 355-364
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 365-367

About this book


This book seeks to promote an integrated approach among the various specialists involved in the management of rectal cancer with a view to ensuring that treatment is tailored appropriately to the individual patient. For ease of use, a question and answer format is employed. The focus is on those issues typically confronted during daily clinical practice in relation to risk factors, imaging, surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy. The services of an outstanding panel of authors representative of the major European oncological societies have been acquired in order to formulate the questions and provide the answers. All who need assistance in addressing concerns that arise from the need for multidisciplinary management of rectal cancer will find the book to be an ideal source of helpful information.


Chemotherapy Combined modality treatment Radiation oncology Rectal cancer Surgical oncology

Editors and affiliations

  • Vincenzo Valentini
    • 1
  • Hans-Joachim Schmoll
    • 2
  • Cornelis J. H. van de Velde
    • 3
  1. 1., Dept. of Radiation TherapyUniversità Cattolica S.CuoreRomeItaly
  2. 2.Klinik und Poliklinik Innere Medizin IV, Abt. Hämatologie und OnkologieUniversitätsklinikum Halle-WittenbergHalleGermany
  3. 3.Leiden University Medical CenterLeidenNetherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-25004-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-25005-7
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