Principles and Practice of Gastrointestinal Oncology, 2nd Edition

Principles and practice of gastrointestinal oncology 2By

  • David P Kelsen MD Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
  • John M Daly MD Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • Scott E Kern MD Departments of Oncology and Pathology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
  • Bernard Levin MD Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
  • Joel E Tepper MD Department of Radiation Oncology, North Carolina Clinical Cancer Center, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Eric Van Cutsem MD, PhD Digestive Oncology Unit, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium

Thoroughly updated for its Second Edition, this text provides comprehensive, interdisciplinary coverage of gastrointestinal cancer, including molecular biology, diagnosis, medical, surgical, and radiation therapy, and palliative care. The initial section, Principles of Gastrointestinal Oncology, includes an expanded radiation oncology chapter, an extensively revised cancer genetics chapter, and a completely rewritten medical oncology chapter emphasizing new agents. Subsequent sections focus on esophageal, gastric, pancreatic, hepatocellular, biliary tree, and colorectal cancer. Coverage of each anatomic site includes epidemiology, screening, and prevention; molecular biology and genetics; pathology; anatomy and staging; and clinical management. The final section on uncommon cancers includes new chapters on neuroendocrine tumors and small bowel cancers.

A companion Website provides instant access to the complete, fully searchable text.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive, interdisciplinary coverage of gastrointestinal cancer, including molecular biology, diagnosis, medical, surgical, and radiation therapy, and palliative care
  • Initial section, Principles of Gastrointestinal Oncology, provides solid foundation for site-specific chapters that follow
  • Sections focus on cancers of each anatomic site: esophageal, gastric, pancreatic, hepatocellular, biliary tree, and colorectal
  • Coverage of each anatomic site includes epidemiology, screening, and prevention; molecular biology and genetics; pathology; anatomy and staging; and clinical management
  • Final section devoted to uncommon cancers of the gastrointestinal tract

Second Edition Highlights:

  • Expanded coverage of radiation oncology
  • Extensively revised cancer genetics chapter
  • Completely rewritten medical oncology chapter emphasizing biologic agents, antibodies, VEGF antagonists, and other new agents
  • New chapters on neuroendocrine tumors and small bowel cancers

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