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.
"The editors of 'Gastrointestinal oncology: a critical multi-disciplinary approach' are to be congratulated on bringing together an exceptional array of international experts as authors of this tex...
Table of Contents
Part I: Gastroesophageal Cancer
1 Epidemiology of Gastroesophageal Cancer
2 Factors involved in Carcinogenesis and Prevention
3 Molecular Biology of Gastroesophageal Cancers: the Role of Mutational Analysis in Prognosis
4 Esophageal Adenocarcinoma
5 Squamous Cancer of the Esophagus
6 Diffuse Gastric Cancer
7 Intestinal Gastric Cancer
8 Small Bowel Tumors
9 Sarcoma and Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors
10 Rare Tumors of the Abdomen
Part II: Colorectal Cancer
11 Epidemiology and Prevention of Colorectal Cancer
12 The Molecular Pathology of Sporadic and Hereditary Colorectal Cancer
13 Screening for Colorectal Cancer
14 Cancer of the Colon and Rectum
15 Rare Cancers
Part III: Hepatobiliary Cancer
16 Epidemiology of Hepatocellular Carcinoma
17 Factors involved in Carcinogenesis and Prevention in Hepatobiliary Cancer
18 Molecular Biology of Hepatobiliary Cancer
19 Primary Liver Cancer
20 Metastatic Liver Cancer
21 Primary Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma
23 Neuroendocrine Tumors
24 Rare Tumors of the Liver
25 Cystic Neoplasms of the Pancreas
Edited by: Janusz Jankowski (University of Oxford ), Richard Sampliner (University of Arizona College of Medicine), David Kerr and Yuman Fong