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Cancers of the Colon and Rectum

SKU# 9781936287581

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Diagnosis and Management

Series: Current Multidisciplinary Oncology

Edited by Al Benson III MD
Edited by A Chakravarthy MD
Edited by Stanley Hamilton MD
Edited by Elin Sigurdson MD
Series edited by Charles Thomas, Jr. MD

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Description

Over the course of the last decade, the treatment of colorectal cancer has evolved quite rapidly. New scientific and clinical advances have modified the standard of care and led to improved patient outcomes. At the same time, the treatment of colorectal cancer has become increasingly complex, requiring the comprehensive review and assessment of multiple issues including genetics, radiology, surgery, molecular diagnostics, chemotherapy, and more. As a result the harmony and open communication between these specialties facilitated by a multidisciplinary team approach are crucial in providing the best care to patients and ensuring successful treatment. Cancers of the Colon and Rectum: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Diagnosis and Management, written by a multidisciplinary team of authors representing a range of disciplines, is a valuable resource for physicians, fellows, nurses, physician assistants, physical therapists, and all health care providers involved in the treatment of colorectal cancer. Cancers of the Colon and Rectum: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Diagnosis and Management summarizes the state-of-the-art issues related to the treatment of colorectal cancer and describes an approach for optimal multidisciplinary care for individuals who have been diagnosed with or who are at higher risk to develop colorectal cancer.

About the Series: The Current Multidisciplinary Oncology series, edited by Charles R. Thomas, consolidates and integrates the varied aspects of multidisciplinary care for major topics in oncology, including breast, lung, prostrate, head and neck and more. The volumes in the Current Multidisciplinary Oncology series represent all related topic areas, including oncology, radiation oncology, pain, pathology, imaging, psychological support and the primary disease. In addition, each volume includes a chapter focusing on special populations and the disease's impact / difference on them, and discussion of future directions and quality of life issues. In addition each volume has a chapter written by a private practice oncologist.

All Current Multidisciplinary Oncology titles provide:

  • Consolidation and integration of the varied aspects of multidisciplinary care for major topics in oncology
  • Coverage of all related topic areas, including medical and surgical oncology, radiation oncology, pain, pathology, imaging, psychological support, and the primary disease
  • A chapter focusing on special populations and the disease's differing impact on them
  • Discussion of quality-of-life issues

Product Details

  • Publication Date October 03, 2013
  • Page Count 348
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9781936287581
  • EISBN 9781617051050

Editorial Review(s)

Cancers of the Colon and Rectum represents a truly multidisciplinary compendium of the management of these tumors that will be of value both for any physician involved in providing care for CRC patients as well as for trainees of many medical disciplines. - Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology

The worthy objective of providing a multidisciplinary approach to the evaluation and management of patients with colorectal cancer with a focus on the most current and evidence-based approaches is accomplished in this easy to read and concise book. - Doody's Reviews

Table of Contents

1. Importance of Multidisciplinary Approach to Colorectal Cancer; 2. Prevention and Screening of Colorectal Cancer; 3. Navigation Programs in Colorectal Cancer; 4. Polyps and Precursor Lesions; 5. Preoperative Staging: Imaging and Endoscopic Approaches; 6. Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics; 7. Management of Non-Metastatic Colon Cancer; 8. Non-Metastatic Rectal Cancer: Early and Locally Advanced; 9. Management of Synchronous Metastases; 10. Management of Potentially Resectable Recurrent Disease; 11. Systemic Therapy for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer; 12. Phase I/II Clinical Trials in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer; 13. Management of Systemic Treatment-Induced Toxicities; 14. Radiation Palliative Care; 15. Multidisciplinary Approach to Quality of Life; 16. Racial Disparities in Colorectal Cancer; 17. Models of Care Delivery; 19. Future Directions: Gene Expression Profiling; 19. Future Directions: Targeted Therapies; 20. Future Directions: Marker Clinical Trial Designs; 21. Colon Cancer Survivorship; 22. Patient Advocacy