Where do you begin to look for a recent, authoritative article on the diagnosis or management of a particular malignancy? The few general oncology textbooks are generally out of date. Single papers in specialized journals are informative but seldom comprehensive; these are more often preliminary reports on a very limited number of patients. Certain general journals frequently publish good indepth reviews of cancer topics, and published symposium lectures are often the best overviews available. Unfortunately, these reviews and supplements appear sporadically, and the reader can never be sure when a topic of special interest will be covered. Cancer Treatment and Research is a series of authoritative volumes which aim to meet this need . It is an attempt to establish a critical mass of oncology literature covering virtually all oncology topics, revised frequently to keep the coverage up to date, easily available on a single library shelf or by a single personal sub- scription. We have approached the problem in the following fashion. First, by dividing the oncology literature into specific subdivisions such as lung cancer, genitourin- ary cancer , pediatric oncology, etc.
Second, by asking eminent authorities in each of these areas to edit a volume on the specific topic on an annual or biannual basis. Each topic and tumor type is covered in a volume appearing frequently and predictably, discussing current diagnosis, staging, markers, all forms of treatment modalities, basis biology, and more .
1. Biochemical markers in gastrointestinal malignancies.- 2. Newer concepts regarding staging of gastrointestinal malignancy.- 3. Epidemiology of pancreatic cancer.- 4. Hepatitis B virus and hepatocellular carcinoma.- 5. Liver resection for malignant disease.- 6. Current concepts in the treatment of Esophageal cancer.- 7. Large bowel cancer: restorative rectal surgery.- 8. Large bowel cancer: utility of radiation therapy.- 9. Treatment of squamous cell cancer of the anus.- 10. Diagnosis and management of gut bleeding in gastrointestinal malignancy.- 11. Nonsurgical biliary drainage in cancer.- 12. Nutritional repletion after major gut excision.- 13. Intraoperative radiation therapy for gastrointestinal malignancy.- 14. Antimarker antibodies for the external imaging of gastrointestinal cancer.- 15. Hyperthermia in the treatment of gastrointestinal malignancy.