Combined Modality Therapy of Gastrointestinal Tract Cancer

  • Peter Schlag
  • Peter Hohenberger
  • Urs Metzger

Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 110)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Combined Therapy in Esophageal Cancer

  3. Combined Therapy in Gastric Cancer

  4. The Approach to Hepatobiliary-Pancreatic Cancer

    1. R. Pichlmayr, B. Ringe, W. O. Bechstein, W. Lauchart, P. Neuhaus
      Pages 65-73
  5. Combined Therapy in Colorectal Cancer

About these proceedings

Introduction

Modern surgical oncology is characterized by multimodal therapy. In recent years numerous therapeutic approaches of pre-, peri-, intra-and postoperative treatment have been in­ vestigated with regard to their use in combination with surgi­ cal intervention. It now is time to analyze and to define the state of our knowledge. For tumors of the gastrointestinal tract there are several encouraging therapeutic approaches, such as preop­ erative chemotherapy in esophageal and perioperative chemotherapy in colon cancer. For some special tumors, like anal carcinoma, we have clearly defined combined therapies which even now must be viewed as standard treatment. It is also time to demonstrate the results of several clini­ cal studies that have been conducted within the last few years that combined surgical efforts with pre- or postinter­ ventional chemotherapy or radiotherapy. It is necessary to evaluate whether these trials contribute to progress in onco­ logical therapy. The editors of this volume - surgeons at the university hospitals of Heidelberg and Zurich - must be given the mer­ it of achieving these goals. It was especially appropriate for the Department of Surgery in Heidelberg, in close coopera­ tion with the Comprehensive Cancer Center Heidelberg/ Mannheim, to prepare a review of our present knowledge of surgical oncology as it is in the tradition of attempting to combine different therapeutic approaches to cancer therapy.

Keywords

cancer carcinoma clinical trial colorectal cancer esophagus gastric cancer gastrointestinal tract hyperthermia immunotherapy liver metastasis pancreatic cancer radiotherapy surgery tumor

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Schlag
    • 1
  • Peter Hohenberger
    • 1
  • Urs Metzger
    • 2
  1. 1.Chirurgische KlinikKlinikum der Universität HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.Departement ChirurgieUniversitätsspital ZürichZürichSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-83293-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-83295-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-83293-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0080-0015
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