Rectal Cancer

Surgical Management, Basic and Clinical Research

  • Peter M. Schlag
Conference proceedings

Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 146)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Molecular Biology of Rectal Cancer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. F. H. Menko, J. T. Wijnen, H. F. A. Vasen, R. H. Sijmons, P. Meera Khan
      Pages 20-31
  3. Staging and Prognostic Markers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. T. J. Vogl, W. Pegios, M. Hünerbein, M. G. Mack, P. M. Schlag, R. Felix
      Pages 35-47
  4. Surgical Strategy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. W. Hohenberger, K. E. Matzel, U. Stadelmaier
      Pages 59-65
    3. P. Aeberhard, F. Fasolini
      Pages 66-70
    4. F. L. Moffat Jr., R. E. Falk
      Pages 71-83
  5. Sphincter Preservation and Sphincter Reconstruction

  6. Prevention of Local Recurrence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. M. J. Eble, T. Lehnert, C. Herfarth, M. Wannenmacher
      Pages 152-160
    3. P. Wust, B. Rau, J. Gellermann, W. Pegios, J. Löffel, H. Riess et al.
      Pages 175-191
  7. Future Strategies to Improve Results of Therapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. R. W. Owen
      Pages 195-213
    3. E. Holz, K. Pantel, G. Riethmüller
      Pages 214-218
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 219-221

About these proceedings


This volume presents a current review of the multimodal treatment of rectal carcinoma given today. Therapeutic concepts are developed and discussed with respect to experience gained from the most recent clinical studies and the results of molecular biology and genetics and clinically oriented research. Hence, the reader is given the opportunity to become informed of new research-related insights and their pracitical effect and implementation. The book contains chapters on molecular biology, staging, surgical treatment - with special emphasis on sphincter preservation - options for treating recurrent tumors and aftercare based on present knowledge, all of which have been written by international experts in their respective fields.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Peter M. Schlag
    • 1
  1. 1.Klinik für Chirurgie und Chirurgische OnkologieUniversitätsklinikum Charité, Robert-Rössle-KlinikBerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-71969-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-71967-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0080-0015
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