Lower Gastrointestinal Malignancies
This issue of Radiation Medicine Rounds focuses on lower gastrointestinal malignancies. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2009 there were a total of 152,000 new cases of colorectal and anal cancers diagnosed with over 50,000 deaths from these cancers. Thus it is crucial for the practitioner to be up-to-date on the latest insights regarding their management.
Included are chapters on the evolution of systemic agents, neoadjuvant treatment, radiation therapy, chemoradiation therapy, rectal cancer and anal cancer covering the vast majority of these tumors. The multi-disciplinary nature of the articles provides readers with an up-to-date summary and a well-rounded review regarding these tumors and their care. Expert authors provide reviews and assessments of the most recent data and its implications for current clinical practice, along with insights into emerging new trends of importance for the near future.
About the Series:
Radiation Medicine Rounds is an invited review publication providing a thorough analysis of new scientific, technologic, and clinical advances in all areas of radiation medicine. There is an emphasis throughout on multidisciplinary approaches to the specialty, as well as on quality and outcomes analysis.
Published three times a year Radiation Medicine Rounds provides authoritative, thorough assessments of a wide range of ìhot topicsÄù and emerging new data for the entire specialty of radiation medicine.
Features of Radiation Medicine Rounds include:
- Editorial board of nationally recognized experts across the spectrum of radiation medicine
- In-depth, up-to-date expert reviews and analysis of major new developments in all areas of Radiation Medicine
- Issues edited by an authority in specific subject area
- Focuses on major topics in Radiation Medicine with in-depth articles covering advances in radiation science radiation medicine technology, radiation medicine practice, and assessment of recent quality and outcomes studies
- Emphasizes multidisciplinary approaches to research and practice
Foreword? Preface? Contributors? Rectal Cancer The Evolution of Modern Systemic Agents for Colorectal Cancer? Gregory Heestand, Pamela Kunz, and George A. Fisher Neoadjuvant Treatment of Rectal Cancer? Christopher G. Willett and Brian G. Czito Patient Selection for Adjuvant Therapy of Rectal Cancer? Stephen L. Harris and Joel E. Tepper Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy in the Treatment of Rectal Cancer: ?Current Evidence and Directions for the Future? Michael C. Garofalo and Tracey E. Schefter Short-Course Versus Long-Course Preoperative Radiation Therapy in Rectal Cancer? Amanda Clarke, James D. Brierley, and John Kim Management of T1/T2 Rectal Cancers with Transanal Excision and ? Radiation Therapy? Niraj Mehta, Daniel T. Chang, and Percy Lee Neoadjuvant Chemoradiation and Complete Clinical Response for ? Distal Rectal Cancer? Angelita Habr-Gama, Rodrigo Oliva Perez, Igor Proscurshim, Guilherme Pagin Sao Juliao, and ? Joaquim Gama-Rodrigues Predictors of Outcome in Rectal Cancer? Pierre Bohanes and Heinz-Josef Lenz Anal Cancer Management of Anal Canal Cancer: Current Chemoradiation Strategies and ? Investigations into Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy? Karyn A. Goodman, Tina Dasgupta, and Lisa A. Kachnic Predictors of Outcome for Anal Cancer? Prajnan Das and Christopher H. Crane Management of Anal Dysplasia? Carlos Eduardo Pineda and Mark Lane Welton Index?
Series: Radiation Medicine Rounds : Book 1
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 30th September 2010
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.78
Weight (kg): 0.6