Published October 1st 2000 by CRC Press – 240 pages
Distinguished and experienced surgeons and researchers present the state-of-the-art clinical knowledge of every aspect of this disease. Background chapters describe the epidemiology and pathology of colorectal cancer, including the genetics of colorectal cancer, and methods for screening and staging the disease. Both elective and emergency surgery are discussed in subsequent chapters, as are treatment methods for cancer that has spread to the liver or that is obstructing the large bowel. Non-surgical methods discussed include both chemoprevention and chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.
1. Epidemiology of Colorectal Cancer 2. Pathology of Colorectal Cancer and Premalignant Lesions 3. Genetics of Colorectal Cancer 4. Screening for Colorectal Cancer 5. Chemoprevention Strategies for Colorectal Cancer 6. Elective Surgery for Colorectal Cancer 7. Surgical Cancer and Metastatic Disease 8. Colorectal Cancer as a Surgical Emergency 9. Radiation Therapy for Colorectal Cancer 10. Overview of Adjuvant Therapy for Colorectal Cancer 11. Advances in Chemotherapy for Colorectal Cancer 12. Obstructing Large Bowel Cancer