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Handbook of Gastrointestinal Cancer

Janusz Jankowski (Editor), Ernest Hawk (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-470-65624-2
288 pages
December 2012, Wiley-Blackwell
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Handbook of Gastrointestinal Cancer
Janusz Jankowski, Sir James Black Professor Centre for Digestive Diseases, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Ernest Hawk, Vice President and Head, Division of Cancer Prevention & Population Sciences, and Boone Pickens Distinguished Chair for Early Prevention of Cancer, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA

Do you manage patients with gastrointestinal cancer?
Do you need a rapid reference handbook to guide you through your diagnosis and management options?

If so, then Handbook of Gastrointestinal Cancer is the book for you, providing clear, practical guidance to the diagnosis and clinical management of all forms of GI cancer, in a highly accessible format.  Perfect for GI/Oncology trainees and junior gastroenterologists/oncologists and designed for point-of-care consultation, each chapter is structured in a uniform way and contains a variety of handy text features to help the reader such as case histories, key practice points, key weblinks and potential pitfalls.

The authors emphasize the best clinical assessment and management methods of patients and dedicate an entire chapter to each cancer, from esophageal to lower GI, and from biliary to pancreatic cancer.

This attractive new book features:

•             Comprehensive yet quick and easy display of key points

•             Case studies to illustrate cardinal lessons or dilemmas

•             A fully integrated GI/oncologic approach

•             An outstanding and international editor and author team of great experience

•             Illustrations of key clinical or investigative features

Handbook of Gastrointestinal Cancer answers all your clinical needs and is a must-have tool on the ward for all trainee and junior gastroenterologists and oncologists.

Handbook of GI Cancer…..does an excellent job of indicating which clinical recommendations are solidly evidence-based, and highlighting those that would benefit from further research.” - Monica M. Bertagnolli, MD, Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology, Dana Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center, Boston, USA

Handbook of Gastrointestinal Cancer is a comprehensive text that should be on the bookshelf of every physician and surgeon who deals with GI malignancies.  The editors, who are internationally renowned, have assembled an all-star cast of contributing authors from around the world.  The inclusion of key points and case studies, and the use of an evidence-based approach, make this a stand-out reference.” - Mark K. Ferguson, MD,Professor, Department of Surgery and The Cancer Research Center, The University of Chicago Medicine & Biological Sciences, Chicago, USA

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors, xxx

1 Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Jianmin Tian and Kenneth K. Wang

2 Esophageal Adenocarcinoma

Nimish Vakil

Family Screening: Barrett Esophagus and Esophagus Cancer
Yvonne Romero and Kee Wook Jung

C. J. Peters and R.C. Fitzgerald

Key Issues in Patient Informed Consent
Grant M. Fullarton and Paul Glen

3 Gastric Cancer
Branislav Bystricky and David Cunningham

4 Small Intestinal Cancers
Nadir Arber and Menachem Moshkowitz

5 Clinician’s Guide to Colorectal Cancer: An Evidence Based Compilation
Shahab Ahmed and Cathy Eng

6 Anal Cancer
Jeffrey J. Meyer, Christopher G. Willett, Brian G. Czito

7 Primary Hepatic Cancer
Anan H. Said, Kirti Shetty, Ying Li, Boris Blechacz, Ernest Hawk & Lopa Mishra

8 Pancreatic and Biliary Cancer
Neil Bhardwaj, David M. Lloyd

9 GI Endocrine Cancer
Mohid Shakil Khan and Martyn Caplin

10 Gastrointestinal Lymphoma
Eliza A. Hawkes, Andrew Wotherspoon and David Cunningham


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“Fellows in gastroenterology, oncology, and radiotherapy looking to quickly refresh or update their understanding of a specific form of gastrointestinal cancer will find this book helpful. As such, this handbook would be a useful addition to every departmental and institutional library.”   (Gastroenterology, 20 September 2013)

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