Surgery in Multimodal Management of Solid Tumors

  • Antonio Bolognese
  • Luciano Izzo

Part of the Updates in Surgery book series (UPDATESSURG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Introduction

    1. Pages 1-2
  3. General Principles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 3-3
    2. Antonio Bolognese, Dominique Elias
      Pages 5-16
    3. Antonio Bolognese, Francesco Borrini, Francesca Ricci, Paolo Meloni, Federica Pulcini, Pietro L. Mingazzini
      Pages 17-25
    4. Alberto Gulino
      Pages 27-36
    5. Massimo Lopez, Laura Giacinti, Silvia I.S. Fattoruso
      Pages 37-47
    6. Riccardo Maurizi Enrici, Mattia F. Osti, Francesca Berardi
      Pages 49-67
  4. Personal Experiences and Selected Series

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Genoveffa Balducci, Paolo Mercantini, Niccolò Petrucciani, Vincenzo Ziparo
      Pages 71-78
    3. Clemente Iascone, Annalisa Paliotta, Silvia Femia
      Pages 79-87
    4. Giuliano Barugola, Massimo Falconi, Fabio Zarantonello, Giuseppe Malleo, Claudio Bassi, Paolo Pederzoli
      Pages 89-100
    5. Angelo Di Giorgio, Fabio Accarpio, Simone Sibio, Daniele Biacchi, Sergio Gazzanelli, Anna M. Baccheschi et al.
      Pages 111-131
    6. Antonio Bolognese, Luciano Izzo, Pierfrancesco Di Cello, Dario Pietrasanta, Alessandro Crocetti, Silvia Trombetta
      Pages 133-143
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 145-146

About this book


Surgery continues to be the most effective treatment of solid tumors in terms of recovery, while its combination with other treatments improves the survival curves especially in the advanced forms of the disease.

The aim of my task first of all has been to provide readers with both the current and constantly evolving pathophysiologic knowledge required for building the foundation of a specific education enabling surgeons to meet the fundamental targets in surgical oncology. Secondly, this volume aims to present an update on the real possibilities offered by the cooperation between surgeon and pathologist and by chemotherapy, radiotherapy and gene therapy in the treatment of tumors in the light of the most recent scientific achievements. Lastly, the report presents the experiences and cases drawn mostly from our School regarding some of the major issues in oncologic surgery.

This overview does not pretend to elucidate or to summarize all aspects of oncologic surgery, but rather to be the result of a general consideration on cancer surgery, on its rational bases, on its interaction with other treatment modalities, on its desirable and expected developments and on its probable future evolution.


Tumor biology cancer carcinoma chemotherapy gastric cancer gene therapy genetics liver metastasis molecular biology oncology radiotherapy surgery surgical oncology

Authors and affiliations

  • Antonio Bolognese
    • 1
  • Luciano Izzo
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Surgery “Pietro Valdoni”, Policlinico Umberto ILa Sapienza UniversityRomeItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Milan 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-1084-0
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-1085-7
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