Multidisciplinary Management of Gastrointestinal Cancers

Author: Weijing Sun
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814651885
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This invaluable book provides an introduction to the development and application of molecular biology with a focus on translational research development in a variety of gastrointestinal cancers. Multidisciplinary Management of Gastrointestinal Cancers will emphasize the multidisciplinary aspects of GI cancer diagnosis, treatment and management, introduce the application of new techniques in GI cancer therapy; guide clinicians/experts to use newly developed evidence-based information and knowledge in patient care. This book with also discuss the role of supportive care and quality of life issues in patients with GI malignancies.

Early Gastrointestinal Cancers

Author: Florian Otto
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642316298
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This Recent Results in Cancer Research volume contains the majority of the invited expert contributions from the First St. Gallen EORTC Gastrointestinal Cancer Conference, held on 22-24 March 2012 in St. Gallen, Switzerland. Written by some of the world’s leading experts in the field, the volume constitutes a comprehensive update on recent developments in the imaging, molecular biology, pathology, and multidisciplinary management of early cancer of the gastrointestinal tract. The latest recommendations regarding diagnosis and treatment are provided, and areas of consensus and controversy, identified. While the principal focus is on esophageal and gastric cancer, advances in the treatment of colorectal and pancreatic cancer are also discussed in some detail. This book will be of interest to every clinician involved in the care of patients with gastrointestinal malignancies.​

Early Gastrointestinal Cancers II Rectal Cancer

Author: Florian Otto
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319080601
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This Recent Results in Cancer Research volume provides an up-to-date overview of the multidisciplinary management of locally confined rectal cancer as well as colorectal cancer with synchronous resectable liver metastases. The contents comprise the majority of the invited contributions from the Second St. Gallen EORTC Gastrointestinal Cancer Conference, held on 6-8 March 2014 in St. Gallen, Switzerland. Written by some of the world’s leading experts in the imaging, endoscopy, pathology, molecular biology, surgery, radiotherapy and medical oncology of rectal cancer and liver metastases, the chapters offer a comprehensive view on the latest recommendations in diagnosis and multidisciplinary treatment. Every clinician involved in the care of patients with rectal cancer will find this book interesting and helpful.

Gastrointestinal Cancer

Author: Jaffer A. Ajani
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387272856
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- This clinical guidebook allows for quick, authoritative access to the latest and best multimodality therapies - Includes AJCC staging of gastrointestinal malignancies - Each chapter ends with an up-to-date list of suggested readings and 'key practice points' making it a usefuly at-a-glance reference - Text includes 80 illustrations

Gastrointestinal Oncology

Author: Janusz Jankowski
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444300156
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Gastrointestinal Oncology: A Critical Multidisciplinary Team Approach is the first evidence-based reference text designed for the multidisciplinary team of medical professionals involved in the investigation, diagnosis, and management of patients with gastrointestinal cancer. Written and edited by leading international experts in the field it sets the standard in clinical practice for dealing with esophageal, gastric, intestinal, colonic, hepatobiliary, pancreatic, and other GI tumors. The book is divided into twenty-five clinical chapters each addressing the specific cancers affecting the gastrointestinal tract. Each chapter is written by a team of authors, with each contributor specially chosen to represent a different role in the MDT. This multidisciplinary team approach reflects the current care of GI cancer patients and enables clinical decision making and patient management. All the chapters have been tried and tested in MDT meetings in leading cancer centers around the world. Gastrointestinal Oncology: A Critical Multidisciplinary Team Approach provides in-depth evidence-based knowledge and is well illustrated throughout with color photographs, line drawings, and diagrams. This authoritative and practical resource is an essential reference for the entire MDT including gastroenterologists, hepatologists, GI surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation therapists, interventional radiologists, pathologists, specialist nurses, and clinical scientists.

Gastrointestinal Oncology

Author: James L. Abbruzzese
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195133722
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In 74 chapters, Gastrointestinal Oncology brings together a diverse group of specialists to provide the most authoritative, up-to-date and encyclopedic volume currently available on the subject. The first part of this text introduces a series of concepts and topics that are important to gastrointestinal malignancies in general. The second part of the book covers each of the specific cancers affecting the human gastrointestinal tract. By organising the treatment-related chapters around clinical scenarios, information is readily accessible to the practitioner.

Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy of Gastrointestinal Tumors

Author: H.O. Klein
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642816819
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Attempts to influence survival of patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) by adjuvant chemotherapy are limited by the variability of survival in different prognostic groups [4] and the paucity of drugs that have shown activity in the advanced disease [10]. Of the few drugs which are active in the advanced disease, only 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and razoxane «±1,2-bis(3,4-dioxopiperazin-1-yl)propane) are suitable for long-term adjuvant treatment [2, 9]. 5-FU has been widely and intensively studied as adjuvant chemotherapy in CRC [7], but there is no unanimity that it has even the marginal influence on survival that has been claimed [3, 10]. Razoxane has not previously been tested for adjuvant or maintenance treatment in CRC. It has however a number of biological activities which might be thought useful in the treatment of residual or minimal tumours [1] and which might therefore make it useful as an adjuvant. Thus it specifically prevents tumour dissemination and metastases in some tumours and normalizes the neovasculature which the tumours induce [6, 8, 11]. The drug is not cytotoxic in the usual sense, does not affect non-dividing cells, and only blocks cell division during a brief period of the cell cycle in late G and/or early mitosis [12]. It does so non-selectively and most cells capable of 2 division examined so far have been affected by the drug. Even affected cells however are not destroyed immediately, but may increase in size and become multinucleate [5].

Radiation Therapy for Gastrointestinal Cancers

Author: Theodore Hong
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319431153
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This up-to-date, hands-on manual offers clear guidance on contouring and treatment planning for both standard and advanced radiation therapy in patients with gastrointestinal cancers and simultaneously draws together the available relevant clinical data for each type of cancer with a view to driving treatment recommendations. The full range of malignancies is covered, including esophageal, gastric, pancreatic, hepatic, biliary, colon, rectal, and anal cancers and pelvic recurrences. Additional chapters are devoted to stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) to the liver for metastatic disease. The management of gastrointestinal cancers with radiation therapy has become increasingly complex. Specifically, the emergence of new techniques such as SBRT and intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) has further increased the need to understand how to contour targets and organs at risk, how to perform safe treatment planning, and when to apply these technologies. In this context, Radiation Therapy for Gastrointestinal Cancers represents an ideal reference for both established clinical radiation oncologists and radiation oncology residents.