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Therapeutic Strategies in Primary and Metastatic Liver Cancer

  • Christian Herfarth
  • Peter Schlag
  • Peter Hohenberger

Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 100)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Tumor Biology

    1. G. van Kaick, H. Wesch, H. Lührs, D. Liebermann
      Pages 16-22
    2. V. Schirrmacher
      Pages 23-28
  3. Diagnosis and Staging

  4. Systemic Chemotherapy

  5. Locoregional Chemotherapy

  6. Surgical Treatment

    1. H. Bismuth
      Pages 179-184
    2. Z. D. Wu, S. S. Xia, F. Z. Qiu
      Pages 190-196
    3. M. Trede, M. Raute
      Pages 197-211
    4. F. P. Gall, J. Scheele, A. Altendorf
      Pages 212-220
    5. P. Neuhaus, C. E. Brölsch, B. Ringe, R. Pichlmayr
      Pages 221-228
    6. K. Schwemmle, K. Aigner
      Pages 229-233
  7. Vascular Access to Liver Tumors

  8. Radiotherapy and Additional Locoregional Treatment Modalities

    1. S. E. Order, J. L. Klein, P. K. Leichner, D. S. Ettinger, K. Kopher, K. Finney et al.
      Pages 307-314
    2. R. E. Falk, L. Newhook, F. L. Moffat, W. B. Lopatin, J. A. Heine, L. Makowka et al.
      Pages 315-320
    3. Z. Steplewski, H. F. Sears, H. Koprowski
      Pages 321-323
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 324-327

About these proceedings

Introduction

Primary and metastasizing malignant carcinoma of the liv­ er represent a challenge to both the diagnostician and the therapist. For this reason, it appears a worthwhile task to review the current status of knowledge about the treatment of primary and metastasizing tumors of the liver. The ques­ tion is whether modem diagnostic methods and new thera­ peutic concepts can help to improve the prospects of treat­ ment. Of particular interest is the role played by therapeu­ tic procedures directly involving the liver. Thus, it is equally important to discuss the pathophysiological and pharmacological bases for a modem therapy concept as it is to consider diagnostic issues and possible definitions of stages of progression. Therapeutic concepts comprise sys­ temic therapy and organ-related therapeutic methods, in­ cluding surgical resection, changes in the blood supply, re­ gional selective chemotherapy, and other localized or regional, highly specialized forms of therapy. This survey of the various possibilities in the field is meant too to stimulate further scientific research, given that methods of treatment are as yet by no means stan­ dardized, but are still in the stage of clinical research, where experimental models can find an application. The only well-established operative procedure is surgery on the isolated liver tumor. In this area, specialized techniques and various intraoperative procedures are discussed. There is a wealth of information available on all the top­ ics covered.

Keywords

Cancer Liver carcinoma liver tumor surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Christian Herfarth
    • 1
  • Peter Schlag
    • 1
  • Peter Hohenberger
    • 1
  1. 1.Chirurgische KlinikKlinikum der Universität HeidelbergHeidelberg 1Germany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-82635-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-82637-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-82635-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0080-0015
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