Colorectal Cancer by Maurizio Ponz de LeonColorectal Cancer by Maurizio Ponz de Leon

Colorectal Cancer

byMaurizio Ponz de Leon

Paperback | August 17, 2012

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Colorectal cancer is one of the most frequent human tumors. Despite tremendous advances in our knowledge about the pathogenesis of the disease, the prognosis remains poor for almost half of the individuals affected. This volume provides an updated and comprehensive description of the most relevant features of colorectal cancer - from molecular biology to prevention, from hereditary syndromes to new treatment modalities. It represents an invaluable source for clinicians who deal with colorectal neoplasms and for all those who wish to increase their knowledge of these malignancies.

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Title:Colorectal CancerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:318 pagesPublished:August 17, 2012Publisher:Springer Berlin HeidelbergLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3642627625

ISBN - 13:9783642627620

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Table of Contents

The causes of colorectal cancer.- Pathogenesis of colorectal cancer.- Pathology.- Diagnosis and clinical features.- Screening and surveillance.- Prevention and chemoprevention of colorectal neoplasms.- Treatment.- Survival and follow-up.- Cancer of the anal canal.- Lynch syndrome.- Familial adenomatous polyposis.- Other polyposis of the large bowel.- Carcinoid tumors of the large bowel.- Colorectal cancer at the beginning of the new millennium.