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Combined Modality Therapy of Gastrointestinal Tract Cancer

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Modern surgical oncology is characterized by multimodal therapy. In recent years numerous therapeutic approaches of pre-, peri-, intra-and postoperative treatment have been in vestigated with regard to their use in combination with surgi cal intervention. It now is time to analyze and to define the state of our knowledge. For tumors of the gastrointestinal tract there are several encouraging therapeutic approaches, such as preop erative chemotherapy in esophageal and perioperative chemotherapy in colon cancer. For some special tumors, like anal carcinoma, we have clearly defined combined therapies which even now must be viewed as standard treatment. It is also time to demonstrate the results of several clini cal studies that have been conducted within the last few years that combined surgical efforts with pre- or postinter ventional chemotherapy or radiotherapy. It is necessary to evaluate whether these trials contribute to progress in onco logical therapy. The editors of this volume - surgeons at the university hospitals of Heidelberg and Zurich - must be given the mer it of achieving these goals. It was especially appropriate for the Department of Surgery in Heidelberg, in close coopera tion with the Comprehensive Cancer Center Heidelberg/ Mannheim, to prepare a review of our present knowledge of surgical oncology as it is in the tradition of attempting to combine different therapeutic approaches to cancer therapy.


The volume presents an update on combined modality therapy in gastrointestinal tract cancer. Pre-, peri- and postoperative chemo- and radiotherapy, both as adjuvant means or as treatment in advanced stages of cancer, are described. The results obtained derive from EORTC-randomized trials and from state-of-the-art lectures by experts. Furthermore, new preclinical and experimental approaches for certain types of cancer (liver, gastric and carcinoid) are reported and adjunctive measures, such as hyperalimentation, hyperthermia and intraoperative radiotherapy, are discussed.


Contents: Combined Therapy in Esophageal Cancer.- Combined Therapy in Gastric Cancer.- The Approach to Hepatobiliary-Pancreatic Cancer.- Combined Therapy in Colorectal Cancer.- Combined Therapy in Anal Carcinoma.- Treatment of Liver Metastases of Colorectal Cancer.- Current Chemotherapeutic Trials in GI-Tract Cancer.- New Therapeutic Approaches to GI-Tract Cancer.- Subject Index.


Titel: Combined Modality Therapy of Gastrointestinal Tract Cancer
EAN: 9783642832956
ISBN: 3642832954
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Genre: Medizin
Anzahl Seiten: 324
Gewicht: 557g
Größe: H242mm x B170mm x T17mm
Jahr: 2012
Auflage: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1988

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