Cancers of the Colon and Rectum

Cancers of the Colon and Rectum

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This text provides information currently not available from any single source. It summarizes state-of-the-art issues related to the treatment of colorectal cancer including descriptions of optimal multidisciplinary care utilizing all available modalities as well as related issues such as screening and prevention, management for special populations, psychological support and emerging directions in future treatment. Over the course of the last decade, the treatment of colorectal cancer has evolved quite rapidly. New scientific and clinical advances have modified the standard of care and led to improved patient outcomes. At the same time, the treatment of colorectal cancer has become increasingly complex, requiring the comprehensive review and assessment of multiple issues including genetics, radiology, surgery, molecular diagnostics, chemotherapy, and more. As a result the harmony and open communication between these specialties facilitated by a multidisciplinary team approach are crucial in providing the best care to patients and ensuring successful treatment.... Cancer. Guidelines for colonoscopy surveillance after screening and polypectomy: a consensus update by the US ... Winawer SJ, Zauber AG, Fletcher RH, et al.; US Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer; American Cancer Society.

Title:Cancers of the Colon and Rectum
Author:Al Benson III, MD, A Chakravarthy, MD, Stanley R. Hamilton, Elin Sigurdson, MD
Publisher:Demos Medical Publishing - 2013-10-03


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