Colorectal Cancer

Paperback | September 9, 2012

EditorDaniel Swinson, Matthew Seymour

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Colorectal cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related death in the world. Twenty-five percent of patients present with advanced disease and, despite complete surgical resection of early stage disease, 50% of patients relapse. The treatment of colorectal cancer has advanced rapidlyin recent years, and controversies persist regarding optimal management (e.g. whether combination chemotherapy should be used first-line or in a staged fashion, how long to treat patients for and whether to use an intermittent or continuous schedule and whether to refer for a radical approach foradvanced patients). Part of the Oxford Oncology Library, this pocketbook summarises the epidemiology and risk factors for developing colorectal cancer and the basic biology of the disease. The evidence governing approaches in diagnosis and oncological management both surgical and non-surgical of the primary tumour isalso covered, including which surgical approaches to use and indications for neoaduvant / adjuvant radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Providing perspectives from the different disciplines involved including surgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology and palliative care, this pocketbook will serve asan invaluable reference for all health care professionals involved in the management of patients with colorectal cancer.

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Colorectal cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related death in the world. Twenty-five percent of patients present with advanced disease and, despite complete surgical resection of early stage disease, 50% of patients relapse. The treatment of colorectal cancer has advanced rapidlyin recent years, and controversies persist re...

Dr. Daniel Swinson is Consultant Medical Oncologist and Honrary Senior Lecturer, Institute of Oncology at St. James's University Hospital, Leeds, UK. Professor Matthew Seymour is Director of the National Cancer Research Network (NCRN), NCRN Coordinating Centre, University of Leeds, and Professor of Medicine, Institute of Oncology at St...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.26 inPublished:September 9, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199590206

ISBN - 13:9780199590209

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Table of Contents

1. Mike Braun: Introduction to colorectal cancer2. Dion Morton, Kai J Leong: Screening and diagnosis of colorectal cancer3. Dominic Slade, Zahirul Huq: Surgical management of colorectal cancer4. Rachel Cooper, Paul Hatfield: Radiotherapy and rectal cancer5. Luis Daverede, Daniel Swinson: Pharmacology of anti-cancer drugs6. Uschi Hofmann, Fiona Collinson, Daniel Swinson, Peter Hall: Adjuvant chemotherapy7. Dr Fiona Collinson, Dr Daniel Swinson, Peter Hall: Systemic therapy for advanced colorectal cancer8. Pete Sagar: Surgery for recurrent rectal and colonic cancer9. Giles Toogood, R A Adair: Surgery for liver metastases10. Ian Morgan, David Ferry: Surgery for pulmonary metastases11. Christopher Macklin, Bill Hulme: Colorectal cancer - surgical and non-surgical palliation12. Alan Anthoney, Christopher Ramsey and Harpreet Wasan: New therapeutic avenues in colorectal cancer