Liver Metastases

Editors: Vauthey, J.-N., Hoff, P.M., Audisio, R.A., Poston, G.J. (Eds.)

  • State-of-the-art review of each aspect of treatment
  • Contains chapter summaries with key points and treatment algorithms allowing rapid assimilation of major developments
  • Clear, concise illustrations and figures assisting the reader in quickly assessing impact of each new and/or integrated treatment modality
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The management of colorectal liver metastases has evolved rapidly over the last decade with the introduction of newer and effective chemotherapies and a redefinition for cure. These range from the philosophical (including the greater awareness of treatment with curative intent), through the practical (more aggressive definition of respectability for cure and the use of more effective chemotherapies for both palliation and as adjuncts to surgery), to the futuristic use of biological strategies (including monoclonal antibodies and gene therapies) and lastly to the pragmatic but equally important issues of health economics (who is going to foot the bill for these increasingly expensive treatment strategies).

Liver metastases addresses the contemporary multidisciplinary management of liver metastases. Throughout the text, experience from the paradigms of colorectal cancer metastases treatment strategies are used to point to new directions in the management of liver metastases from other cancers.

This book overviews current understanding of the biology of liver metastases, and reviews current methods of detection and diagnosis. Chapters offer objective and systematic reviews of each of the current major treatment modalities: surgical resection; destructive therapies; chemotherapy (systemic and regional); whether there is a role for radiotherapy; biological therapies (including hormone treatment antibodies and gene therapy); and lastly the decision-making strategies that must be employed for successful multidisciplinary management.

Featuring state-of-the-art reviews, key points, treatment algorithms and clear, concise illustrations this book provides the ultimate companion to anyone interested or working in the area of liver disease.

This book will appeal to consultant and trainee surgeons in general surgery, hepatobiliary surgery, upper GI surgery, colorectal surgery; consultant and trainee medical and clinical oncologists with an interest in liver tumours; and consultant and trainee radiologists with an interest in liver disease.

Reviews

From the reviews:

"This comprehensive and up-to-date review of liver metastases discusses tumor biology, radiology, diagnoses, and various therapeutic strategies. Chapters are well structured and well illustrated with clinical pictures and diagnostic and treatment algorithms. … It appears to specifically target specialty practitioners and is useful for surgical oncologists, hepatobiliary surgeons, transplant surgeons, and radiation and medical oncologists. Residents and medical students with a special interest in liver metastases will also find this book useful … ." (Prashant Khullar, Doody’s Review Service, March, 2009)


Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Biologicals for Colorectal Cancer Metastases

    Folprecht, Gunnar

    Pages 1-7

  • Adjuvant Chemotherapy

    Penna, Christophe (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • Internal Radiation for the Treatment of Liver Metastases

    Coldwell, Douglas M. (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • Surgery for Breast Cancer Liver Metastases

    Vlastos, Georges (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • Surgery for Colorectal Metastases

    Ribero, Dario (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

Buy this book

eBook $169.00
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Hardcover $219.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Liver Metastases
Editors
  • Jean-Nicolas` Vauthey
  • Paulo M. Hoff
  • Riccardo A. Audisio
  • Graeme J. Poston
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-84628-947-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-84628-947-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-84628-946-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-84996-684-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 188
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