Description Colorectal Cancer: Diagnosis and Clinical Management provides colorectal surgeons, gastroenterologists and oncologists with an authoritative, practical guide to best practice in the diagnosis and clinical management of colorectal cancer.
Covering all forms of treatment including surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, it examines the various new and emerging therapies, new strategies for screening and prevention, as well as the latest guidance on the most challenging and controversial aspects of managing colorectal cancer.
The authors present important information on:
•Controversies in adjuvant chemotherapy •Long versus short course radiotherapy •Minimally invasive surgery and robotics •Radical colonic resection Each chapter contains key points, tips and tricks and clinical case studies to aid rapid browsing and knowledge of the basic principles, while self-assessment questions allow readers to test their clinical knowledge.
With leading international surgeons, gastroenterologists and oncologists combining to offer their considerable wealth of expertise and knowledge, Colorectal Cancer is a well-balanced, indispensable resource for all those involved in colorectal cancer management.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Diagnosis 1 Epidemiology, 3 2 Screening for colorectal cancer, 27 3 Management of adenomas, 51
Part 2 Histopathology 4 How histopathology affects the management of the multidisciplinary team, 69
Part 3 Surgical 5 Radical colonic resection, 87 6 ExtraLevator AbdominoPerineal Excision (ELAPE) for advanced low rectal cancer, 104 7 Neoadjuvant therapy without surgery for early stage rectal cancer?, 126 8 Minimally invasive surgery for rectal cancer and robotics, 150 9 Surgery for anal cancer, 163
Part 4 Oncology 10 Controversies in adjuvant chemotherapy, 179 11 Long- versus short-course radiotherapy for rectal cancer, 200 12 More treatment is not necessarily better – limited options for chemotherapeutic radiosensitization, 218 13 Controversies in advanced disease – surgical approaches for metastatic resection, 227 14 Controversies in chemotherapy in advanced colorectal cancer, 243
Part 5 Outcomes 15 What is the role of surveillance for colorectal cancer?, 263
Part 6 Vignettes 16 The young patient with colorectal cancer – genetic counseling discussion, 275 17 Best practices of supportive care while receiving chemotherapy, 286 18 Palliative care vignettes, 292