Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Ijeoma A. Azodo, Rowan W. Parks, O. James Garden
    Pages 1-31
  3. Kaoru Kiguchi, John DiGiovanni
    Pages 33-44
  4. Vikram Deshpande, Andrea Primiani
    Pages 45-56
  5. Laura Rubbia-Brandt, Benoit Terris
    Pages 57-65
  6. Ross C. Smith
    Pages 67-82
  7. Taofic Mounajjed, Tsung-Teh Wu
    Pages 83-98
  8. Domenico Alvaro, Vincenzo Cardinale
    Pages 99-115
  9. Victor M. Zaydfudim, David M. Nagorney, Charles B. Rosen
    Pages 133-143
  10. Susanne Bonekamp, Celia Pamela Corona-Villalobos, Vivek Gowdra Halappa, Ihab R. Kamel
    Pages 145-158
  11. Muhammad A. Chaudhry, Lujaien Al-Rubaiey Kadhim, Richard L. Wahl
    Pages 159-166
  12. Gory Ballester-Ortiz, Leonardo Marcal, Chitra Viswanathan, Janio Szklaruk
    Pages 167-200
  13. Adam D. Talenfeld, Daniel J. Holzwanger, David C. Madoff
    Pages 201-223
  14. Felipe José Fernández Coimbra, Héber Salvador de Castro Ribeiro, Igor Correia de Farias, André Luis de Godoy, Wilson Luiz da Costa Junior
    Pages 225-239
  15. Kimberly M. Brown, David A. Geller
    Pages 241-252
  16. Junichi Shindoh, Giuseppe Zimmitti, Jean-Nicolas Vauthey
    Pages 253-263
  17. Amudhan Pugalenthi, Yuman Fong
    Pages 265-274

About this book

Introduction

The second edition of this book is intended as a definitive text on biliary tract and gallbladder cancers. Specifically, it will serve as a single-source reference on the current knowledge base for the multidisciplinary management of such cancers and thus covers epidemiological, surgical, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy approaches.

A key feature is the demonstration of the impact of cutting-edge technical knowledge on treatment; for example, interventional radiology techniques, novel surgical approaches, and image-guided radiation therapy are all extensively discussed. Diagnosis is also considered in detail, with coverage of novel serum biomarkers, pathologic staging, molecular profiling, and the full range of current and emerging imaging strategies. Further chapters are devoted to epidemiology, the role of growth factor pathways and signal transduction, and histopathology and molecular pathogenesis.

Experienced practitioners in a range of specialties will find this amply illustrated book to be an invaluable source of information on the newest diagnostic and treatment techniques in biliary tract and gallbladder cancer, yet it is also sufficiently concise to offer an introduction to the field for students and community practitioners.

Keywords

Bile Duct cancer Cholangiocarcinoma Gallbladder Cancer Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma Radiation Therapy Surgical Oncology

Editors and affiliations

  • Joseph M. Herman
    • 1
  • Timothy M. Pawlik
    • 2
  • Charles R. Thomas, Jr.
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation SciencesJohns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryJohns Hopkins HospitalBaltimoreUSA
  3. 3.Department of Radiation OncologyOregon Health and Science UniversityPortlandUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-40558-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-40557-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-40558-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0942-5373
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-4187
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