© 2002

Colorectal Cancer

Multimodality Management

  • Leonard B. Saltz

Part of the Current Clinical Oncology book series (CCO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Epidemiology/Prevention

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Scott K. Kuwada, Deborah W. Neklason, Randall W. Burt
      Pages 3-21
    3. Susan M. Talbot, Alfred I. Neugut
      Pages 23-46
    4. Arnold J. Markowitz
      Pages 65-80
    5. Monica M. Bertagnolli
      Pages 81-98
    6. Miguel A. Rodriguez-Bigas, Nicholas J. Petrelli
      Pages 99-114
  3. Diagnostic and Therapeutic Radiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. David T. Rubin, Abraham H. Dachman
      Pages 127-141
    3. Spiros Hiotis, Sharon Weber, W. Douglas Wong
      Pages 143-156
    4. Stanley J. Goldsmith, Lale Kostakoglu
      Pages 157-177
    5. Nora A. Janjan, Matthew Ballo, Christopher Crane, Marc Delclos
      Pages 179-208
    6. Bruce D. Minsky
      Pages 209-231
    7. John M. Robertson
      Pages 233-243
  4. Surgery of Colorectal Cancer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-245
    2. Carolyn C. Compton
      Pages 247-265
    3. Alfred T. Culliford IV, Philip B. Paty
      Pages 267-290
    4. Heidi Nelson, Bernardo Tisminezky
      Pages 291-324

About this book


The rapid growth over the past decade in the number of options available to manage colorectal cancer patients has created a need to unify this scattered knowledge so that practitioners in one area of treatment can understand the expertise of colleagues working in other areas. In Colorectal Cancer: Multimodality Management, Leonard Saltz, MD, has brought together a team of leading clinical, surgical, and radiation oncologists, as well as those specialists involved in pain management, diagnostic imaging, and complementary medicine, to create a unified vision of the many new possibilities for managing colorectal cancer. Here the practicing clinician will find cutting-edge reviews on advances in diagnostic and therapeutic radiology and the surgical aspects of treating colorectal cancer, the major therapeutic agents, the currently available drugs for first- and second-line management of metastatic colorectal cancer, chemotherapy for adjuvant management, and local regional therapies. Additional reviews explain the molecular genetic events that occur in colorectal cancer, the new understanding of dietary and environmental factors, , possible strategies for prevention, pain control, and complementary and alternative medicine approaches, and sexuality and fertility in the colorectal cancer patient.
Evidenced-based, multidisciplinary, and cutting-edge, Colorectal Cancer: Multimodality Management provides busy oncologists, gastroenterologists, surgeons, and radiation therapists an authoritative review of the best currently available approaches to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of colorectal cancer.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Leonard B. Saltz
    • 1
  1. 1.Gastrointestinal Oncology Division, Department of MedicineMemorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Colorectal Cancer
  • Book Subtitle Multimodality Management
  • Editors Leonard B. Saltz
  • Series Title Current Clinical Oncology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2002
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-89603-935-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4684-9670-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-59259-160-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 854
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Oncology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Oncology & Hematology


"This is a good book, which contains most of the most recent information an oncologists dealing with colorectal cancer would aim to know and is therefore a very useful addition to every specialized library." - Digestive and Liver Disease

"A team of leading clinical, surgical and radiation oncologists has prepared a highly valuable work, providing full complexity of the latest innovations in the field of colorectal cancer management. The book represents an outstanding work and will be of great interest for medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, gastroenterologists and radiation therapists." -Neoplasma