Gastrointestinal Cancer

  • Jaffer A. Ajani
  • Patrick M. Lynch
  • Nora A. Janjan
  • Steven A. Curley

Part of the M. D. Anderson Cancer Care Series book series (MDCCS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Michelle B. Waller, Karen A. Beaty, Angela J. McIntosh, Steven A. Curley
    Pages 1-13
  3. Christopher I. Amos, Carol H. Bosken, Amr S. Soliman, Marsha L. Frazier
    Pages 67-84
  4. Miguel A. Rodriguez-Bigas, Patrick M. Lynch
    Pages 104-110
  5. Edward H. Lin, Henry Q. Xiong
    Pages 111-136
  6. Nora A. Janjan, Edward H. Lin, Marc E. Delclos, Christopher Crane, Miguel A. Rodriguez-Bigas, John M. Skibber
    Pages 137-164
  7. Jean-Nicolas Vauthey
    Pages 165-183
  8. Peter W. T. Pisters, Douglas B. Evans, Robert A. Wolff, Christopher Crane
    Pages 184-196
  9. Steven A. Curley
    Pages 197-218
  10. James C. Yao, Peter W. T. Pisters, Christopher Crane, Jaffer A. Ajani
    Pages 219-231
  11. Stephen G. Swisher, Ritsuko Komaki, Patrick M. Lynch, Jaffer A. Ajani
    Pages 232-245
  12. Nora A. Janjan, John M. Skibber, Miguel A. Rodriguez-Bigas, Christopher Crane, Marc E. Delclos, Edward H. Lin et al.
    Pages 246-270
  13. Dejka M. Steinert, Jonathan Trent
    Pages 271-298
  14. Nora A. Janjan, Edward H. Lin, Marc E. Delclos, Christopher Crane, Miguel A. Rodriguez-Bigas, John M. Skibber et al.
    Pages 299-312
  15. Annette K. Bisanz
    Pages 313-345

About this book

Introduction

Gastrointestinal cancer includes cancer of the digestive system - the esophagus, colon, rectum, anus, liver, pancreas, and other digestive organs. Taken as a whole, there are an estimated 250,600 new cases in the US. Colon and rectum cancer is the third leading cause of cancer and cancer deaths in the US.

Gastrointestinal Cancer is the third volume in the M.D. Anderson Cancer Care series, featuring the current standard approach to GI cancer care from the experts at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

Designed for the practicing oncologist, this clinical guidebook allows for quick, authoritative access to the latest and best multimodality therapies. Topics covered in this volume include AJCC staging of gastrointestinal malignancies, recent advances in histopathology of gastroinestinal cancers, imaging techniques and endoscopy in the management of GI malignancies, colorectal cancer, liver cancer, gastric cancer, esophageal cancer, anal cancer, and palliative therapy. Each of the 20 chapters ends with an up-to-date list of suggested readings, as well as "key practice points" highlighting the most principles and practices of each chapter for at-a-glance reference. More than 80 illustrations complement the text. This thorough, practical volume is the essential clinical guide for the oncologists, surgeons, and all physicians involved in the care of patients with GI cancer.

Keywords

Staging Tumor carcinoma diagnosis endoscopy histopathology imaging imaging techniques

Editors and affiliations

  • Jaffer A. Ajani
    • 1
  • Patrick M. Lynch
    • 2
  • Nora A. Janjan
    • 3
  • Steven A. Curley
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Gastrointestinal Medical OncologyThe University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Gastrointestinal Medicine and NutritionThe University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA
  3. 3.Department of Radiation OncologyThe University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA
  4. 4.Department of Surgical OncologyThe University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/b138874
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-22090-1
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-27285-6
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