Updates in Surgery

Multiple Primary Malignancies

Authors: Renda, Andrea

  • Provides the state of the art of MMT
  • Useful tool for surgeons, endoscopists, oncologists and geneticians
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Two to three decades ago, multiple primary malignancies (MPM) were considered to be simply a clinical curiosity, with sporadic reports, mostly single case descriptions, found in the literature. While in the last few years, analyses of larger series have been published, the number of cases has still been relatively small and most of the reports have addressed a single type of primary tumor and its associations.

With the improved prognosis and survival of cancer patients, MPM is becoming increasingly prevalent in this population, necessitating a better understanding of the characteristics and associations of the malignancies involved. Thus, as a prerequisite, a universal definition and an internationally accepted classification system, based on chronological, pathological, clinical, and other parameters, are needed. Moreover, much remains to be learned about the etiology of MPM, whether genetic, iatrogenic, or environmental.

Several of the hereditary syndromes, such as familial adenomatous polyposis, hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer, hereditary breast-ovarian cancer, and multiple endocrine neoplasia, are already well-known and their characteristics in relation to MPM must be kept in mind. Nonetheless, along with these syndromes, there are sporadic and apparently casual associations between primary neoplasms that can involve almost any part of the body.

This volume points out the clinical aspects of MPM and discusses the diagnostic and therapeutic problems that are encountered in treating these patients. "DNA-guided" surgery, currently confined to the treatment of patients with hereditary syndromes, will, along with other novel treatment strategies, no doubt play an increasingly greater role in the therapy of MPM.

This work presents state-of-the-art information about MPM that is aimed at a broad range of medical specialists, including surgeons, endoscopists, oncologists, and geneticists,. The goal is to improve our understanding of this group of diseases as well the treatment of these patients.

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From the reviews:

"This volume … focus casual associations rather than chance in multiple primary malignancies. … Practitioners and researchers in surgery, oncology, and allied fields are the intended audience. … It will be of most interest to those with a research or clinical interest in multiple primary tumors occurring through circumstance … rather than chance. … This is an excellent reference with particular strength in the area of hereditary syndromes. … Other workers in the field will find it of interest." (Carol Scott-Conner, Doody’s Review Service, July, 2009)


Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Nosography

    Renda, Andrea (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • Epidemiology: Data from Cancer Registries

    Montella, Maurizio (et al.)

    Pages 7-26

  • Bioinformatics in MPM: Using Decision Trees To Predict a Second Tumor Site

    Cavallo, Alberto (et al.)

    Pages 27-50

  • Carcinogenesis

    Carlomagno, Nicola (et al.)

    Pages 51-61

  • Iatrogenic Second Tumors

    Lombari, Pietro (et al.)

    Pages 63-81

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
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  • ISBN 978-88-470-1567-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Multiple Primary Malignancies
Authors
Series Title
Updates in Surgery
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Mailand
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Milan
eBook ISBN
978-88-470-1095-6
DOI
10.1007/978-88-470-1095-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-88-470-1094-9
Softcover ISBN
978-88-470-1567-8
Series ISSN
2280-9848
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 290
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