Outlines the steps after diagnosis to guide you through formulating a treatment or patient care plan.
Emphasizes important points—such as risk-adjusted screening for staging and the use of promising new gene therapies—with “key points” boxes at the beginning of each chapter and pedagogic features throughout.
Summarizes the process of accurately diagnosing and staging cancer in a logical, almost algorithmic, approach for easy reference.
Complements the procedures outlined in the text with full-color photographs and line drawings to reinforce your understanding of the material.
Features a CD-ROM showing video clips of diagnostic procedures, as well as all of the images, tables, and drawings from the text to help you better manage your patients.
"Profiling the third most common cancer for both incidence and death in the US, Gearhart and Ahuja (both surgery and oncology, Johns Hopkins U.) have assembled studies by colleagues to introduce the current understanding of the epidemiology, risk factors, and treatment options for colorectal cancer. The goal, as for the series as a whole, is to provide safe and effective information to help clinicians arrive at a diagnosis, obtain accurate clinical staging of the disease, and choose the best method of treatment. Among the topics are hereditary colorectal cancer and polyp syndromes, behavior and dietary modification in prevention, fecal occult blood test, colonoscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy in colorectal cancer screening and surveillance, radiological techniques for virtual colonoscopy, open surgical techniques, systemic therapy, why to participate in clinical trials, vaccines and immunotherapy, and coping with colorectal cancer."
- Book News, Inc.
By Susan Gearhart, MD, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Department of Surgery, Baltimore, MD and Nita Ahuja, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgeryand Oncology, Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
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