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Colorectal Cancer


  • 85 b/w illus. 67 colour illus. 6 tables
  • Page extent: 272 pages
  • Size: 247 x 174 mm
  • Weight: 0.838 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 616.99/4347
  • Dewey version: 22
  • LC Classification: RC280.C6 C6626 2007
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Colon (Anatomy)--Cancer
    • Rectum--Cancer
    • Colorectal Neoplasms--diagnosis
    • Colorectal Neoplasms
    • Diagnostic Imaging--methods

Library of Congress Record


 (ISBN-13: 9780521692915)

Colorectal cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in the developed world. The last five years have seen dramatic improvements in the multidisciplinary management of this malignancy. In this volume, experts at the forefront of these advances contribute their knowledge and experience on the major advances that have occurred in diagnosis, staging, preoperative and adjuvant therapy, surgery and follow-up assessment of patients with this disease. Imaging underpins all aspects of the clinical management of colorectal cancer and has been shown to play a critical role in improving outcomes for patients. About the series Each volume in Contemporary Issues in Cancer Imaging - A Multidisciplinary Approach is edited by an expert guest editor, with contributions from all members of the multidisciplinary team, bringing together expertise from many specialties to promote the understanding and application of modern imaging in overall patient management.

• Covers every imaging modality • All treatment options are reviewed in detail • Screening, pathology and patterns of recurrence are also discussed in detail


1. The clinical presentation of colorectal cancer Sarah Fisher and Ian Daniels; 2. Pathology for the radiologist Philip Quirke; 3. Screening for colorectal cancer Steve Halligan; 4. The surgical approach to colorectal cancer Ian Daniels and R. J. Heald; 5. Laparoscopic surgery A. Antoniou and Ara Darzi; 6. Chemotherapy Yu Jo Chua and David Cunningham; 7. Radiotherapy in colorectal cancer Brian O'Neill and D M Tait; 8. The changing role of endoluminal ultrasound in rectal cancer Peter Chowdhury, Rhodri Davies and Ashley Roberts; 9. CT staging Sarah Burton and Gina Brown; 10. MRI staging Sarah Burton and Gina Brown; 11. Imaging of metastatic disease Gina Brown; 12. Patterns of recurrence Naureen Starling and Gina Brown.


Sarah Fisher, Ian Daniels, Philip Quirke, Steve Halligan, R. J. Heald, A. Antoniou, Ara Darzi, Yu Jo Chua, David Cunningham, Brian O'Neill, D. M. Tait, Peter Chowdhury, Rhodri Davies, Ashley Roberts, Sarah Burton, Gina Brown, Naureen Starling

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