Modern Management of Cancer of the Rectum

Modern Management of Cancer of the Rectum

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Modern Management of Cancer of the Rectum is intended to provide a comprehensive overview of all aspects of rectal neoplasms. It addresses epidemiology, biology, screening and chemoprevention, the role of imaging in diagnosis, staging and prognosis, radiation therapy, medical and surgical treatment, as well as new modalities of therapy, including laparoscopy, and transanal endoscopic surgery. A greater understanding of prognostic factors, patterns of spread and natural history has occurred during the past decade; together with new diagnostic modalities this has led to significant changes in the management of patients with rectal cancer. This book will be invaluable for all those who treat rectal cancer.Currently, the depth of submucosal invasion is not incorporated in the AJCC TNM staging system. Tumor extension ... However, the definitions of pT4a versus pT4b were reversed in the 7th edition AJCC staging manual [19]. This change wasanbsp;...

Title:Modern Management of Cancer of the Rectum
Author:Walter E. Longo, Vikram Reddy, Riccardo A. Audisio
Publisher:Springer - 2014-11-27


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