Handbook of Gastrointestinal Cancer 2e
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Do you manage patients with gastrointestinal cancer?
Do you need a rapid reference handbook to guide you through your diagnosis and management options?

If so, then Handbook of Gastrointestinal Cancer is the book for you, providing clear, practical guidance to the diagnosis and clinical management of all forms of GI cancer, in a highly accessible format.  Perfect for GI/Oncology trainees and junior gastroenterologists/oncologists and designed for point-of-care consultation, each chapter is structured in a uniform way and contains a variety of handy text features to help the reader such as case histories, key practice points, key weblinks and potential pitfalls

The authors emphasize the best clinical assessment and management methods of patients and dedicate an entire chapter to each cancer, from esophageal to lower GI, and from biliary to pancreatic cancer.

This attractive new book features:

  • Comprehensive yet quick and easy display of key points
  • Case studies to illustrate cardinal lessons or dilemmas
  • A fully integrated GI/oncologic approach
  • An outstanding and international editor and author team of great experience
  • Illustrations of key clinical or investigative features

Handbook of Gastrointestinal Cancer answers all your clinical needs and is a must-have tool on the ward for all trainee and junior gastroenterologists and oncologists.

"Handbook of GI Cancer ... does an excellent job of indicating which clinical recommendations are solidly evidence-based, and highlighting those that would benefit from further research."
—Monica M. Bertagnolli, MD, Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology, Dana Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center, Boston, USA

"Handbook of Gastrointestinal Cancer is a comprehensive text that should be on the bookshelf of every physician and surgeon who deals with GI malignancies. The editors, who are internationally renowned, have assembled an all-star cast of contributing authors from around the world. The inclusion of key points and case studies, and the use of an evidence-based approach, make this a stand-out reference."
—Mark K. Ferguson, MD,Professor, Department of Surgery and The Cancer Research Center, The University of Chicago Medicine & Biological Sciences, Chicago, USA


Janusz Jankowski, Sir James Black Professor Centre for Digestive Diseases, Queen Mary University of London, UK

Ernest Hawk, Vice President and Head, Division of Cancer Prevention & Population Sciences, and Boone Pickens Distinguished Chair for Early Prevention of Cancer, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA


List of Contributors, vi

Chapter 1 Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma, 1
Jianmin Tian and Kenneth K. Wang

Chapter 2 Esophageal Adenocarcinoma, 25

Epidemiology, 25
Nimish Vakil

Family Screening: Barrett Esophagus and Esophagus Cancer, 26
Yvonne Romero and Kee Wook Jung

Prognostication, 31
Christopher J. Peters and Rebecca C. Fitzgerald

Key Issues in Patient Informed Consent, 33
Grant M. Fullarton and Paul Glen

Chapter 3 Gastric Cancer, 41
Branislav Bystricky and David Cunningham

Chapter 4 Small Intestinal Cancers, 67
Nadir Arber and Menachem Moshkowitz

Chapter 5 Colorectal Cancer, 86
Shahab Ahmed and Cathy Eng

Chapter 6 Anal Cancer, 137
Jeff rey J. Meyer, Christopher G. Willett, and Brian G. Czito

Chapter 7 Primary Hepatic Cancer, 161
Anan H. Said, Kirti Shetty, Ying Li, Boris Blechacz, Ernest Hawk, and Lopa Mishra

Chapter 8 Pancreatic and Biliary Cancer, 182
Neil Bhardwaj and David M. Lloyd

Chapter 9 Gastrointestinal Endocrine Cancer, 211
Mohid Shakil Khan and Martyn Caplin

Chapter 10 Gastrointestinal Lymphoma, 239
Eliza A. Hawkes, Andrew Wotherspoon, and David Cunningham

Index, 269


“Fellows in gastroenterology, oncology, and radiotherapy looking to quickly refresh or update their understanding of a specific form of gastrointestinal cancer will find this book helpful. As such, this handbook would be a useful addition to every departmental and institutional library.”   (Gastroenterology, 20 September 2013)