Early Detection and Prevention of Colorectal Cancer

Early Detection and Prevention of Colorectal Cancer

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Colorectal cancer is the third most common malignancy in the United States and the third leading cause of cancer mortality in both men and women. As gastroenterologists and primary care physicians are faced with patients with colorectal cancer, the future road to decreasing these numbers begins with increased knowledge and awareness of the effects that biology, genetics, environment, and lifestyle have on the disease. In Early Detection and Prevention of Colorectal Cancer, Dr. Karen Kim and her esteemed contributors take a comprehensive look into the world of colorectal cancer and the ways that todaya€™s physician can positively impact the patienta€™s outcome. Unique Features Include: Am Novel screening modalities Am Disparities in colorectal cancer Am Latest information on genetic testing for colorectal cancer Am Screening algorithms for average and high risk patients Am Economics of screening and prevention Some Chapter Topics Include: Am Colonic carcinogenesis Am Environmental factors and colorectal cancer Am Chemoprevention of colorectal cancer Am Biomarkers and colorectal cancer Am Health policy and colorectal cancer prevention With cutting-edge technology and information, Early Detection and Prevention of Colorectal Cancer should be in the hands of all gastroenterologists, primary care physicians, and those in training. Only by understanding the biology and genetics of this disease, and the effects that environment and lifestyle have on it, can gastroenterologists truly make a difference with the treatment of their patients.Cancer, 2007;110(10):2119a€“2152. . Levin B, Lieberman DA, McFarland B, et al. Screening and surveillance for the early detection of colorectal cancer and adenomatous polyps, 2008: a joint guideline from the American Cancer Society, theanbsp;...

Title:Early Detection and Prevention of Colorectal Cancer
Author:Karen E. Kim
Publisher:SLACK Incorporated - 2009


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