Gastrointestinal Oncology

Gastrointestinal Oncology

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In 74 chapters, Gastrointestinal Oncology brings together a diverse group of specialists to provide the most authoritative, up-to-date and encyclopedic volume currently available on the subject. The first part of this text introduces a series of concepts and topics taht are important to gastrointestinal malignancies in general. These topics include epidemiologic principles, prevention, screening, familial GI cancers, developmental and molecular biology, pathobiology, general therapeutic principles, emerging therapies, and palliative care. The second part of the book covers each of the specific cancers affecting the human gastrointestinal tract. These chapters are introduced by state of the art discussions outlining our current understanding of the pathobiology and molecular biology relevant to each cancer. Subsequent sections describe the multidisciplinary management of specific clinical situations. By organizing the treatment-related chapters around clinical scenarios, the reader will readily find the information necessary to effectively manage the complex clinical situations encountered by patients with gastrointestinal malignancies.Figure 13a€“1 A diagrammatic representation of cell-cycle control in normal esophagus versus esophageal cancer. ... either gene has been shown to indicate poor prognosis in several human cancers.100, 101 Ligands that bind the EGFR andanbsp;...

Title:Gastrointestinal Oncology
Author: Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology and Digestive Diseases James L. Abbruzzese Chairman, Douglas B. Evans Associate Professor of Surgery in the Department of Surgical Oncology both at University of Texas M.D Anderson Cancer Center, Harvard Medical School Christopher G. Willett Professor of Radiation Oncology Massachusettes General Hospital, College of Medicine University of Cincinnati Cecilia Fenoglio-Preiser Mackenzie Professor and Director in the Department of Pathology
Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA - 2003-10-19

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