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Gastrointestinal and Liver Tumors

Editors: Scheppach, W., Bresalier, R.S., Tytgat, G.N.J. (Eds.)

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  • Comprehensive information on the multidisciplinary approach to the gastrointestinal cancer patient
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Cancer of the digestive system, which includes the gastrointestinal tract, liver, pancreas and gall bladder, represents a major cause of cancer mor­ bidity and mortality worldwide. In the year 2000, these malignancies were responsible for 30% of all cancers and 36% of all cancer-associated deaths (Parkin DM, Bray Fl, Devesa SS, Cancer burden in the year 2000. The global picture. Eur J Cancer 2001; 37: S4-66). This book provides a concise, but more than adequate overview of these malignancies and their premalignant states. It gives updated in­ formation on etiology - whether genetic or environmental, pathology, clinical features and treatments. It also gives information on screening, prevention and chemoprevention, where available. Understanding these latter features are of prime importance as we clinicians are moving from treatment of endstage disease, to prevention, chemoprevention and early diagnosis in order to reduce the cancer burden, to try and delay or at least modulate its manifestations and cure it by diagnosing in the earli­ est and curable stage.

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"This book is intended to provide a concise but more than adequate overview of the malignancies and the premalignant states of the digestive system. … This book gives updated information … . It also provides comprehensive in-depth information … . a useful text for the practising physician who needs an easy-to-read and complete source of information on digestive cancers. … will be an excellent source of information for medical doctors in hospitals or private practice, residents and for libraries … ." (M. Lazzaroni, Digestive and Liver Disease, Vol. 37, 2005)

"This volume covers all the different aspects of gastrointestinal and liver tumours … . Gastroenterologists, clinical oncologists, surgeons, radiologists and pathologists can be satisfied by consultation of this volume, which offers in-depth and up-to-date informations about screening … . The high quality of the pictures … also deserves mention. … a precious instrument for rapid, but complete, and up-to-date consultation. Final note: One of the best and most up-to-date texts on alimentary tract tumours … ." (C. Cucino, Digestive and Liver Disease, Issue 36, 2004)

"As announced by the authors in their foreword, their book is a concise but complete overview of malignant diseases of the gastrointestinal system. … The appendix offers an excellent summary on the palliative supportive therapy of tumor patients. … The individual chapters are enhanced by a great number of figures in color and a systematic synopsis. … Some of the very detailed illustrations and precise tables … add to the overall positive impression of the book." (C. Isbert, International Journal of Colorectal Disease, Vol. 19 (5), 2004)


Table of contents (23 chapters)

Table of contents (23 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gastrointestinal and Liver Tumors
Editors
  • W. Scheppach
  • R.S. Bresalier
  • G.N.J. Tytgat
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-18629-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-18629-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-62207-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 335
Number of Illustrations
36 b/w illustrations, 933 illustrations in colour
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