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Colorectal Cancer

  • William Duncan

Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 83)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. P. Fraser, A. M. Adelstein
    Pages 1-10
  3. L. J. Kinlen
    Pages 11-20
  4. R. S. Camplejohn
    Pages 21-30
  5. P. Earnshaw, A. Busuttil, A. Ferguson
    Pages 31-44
  6. H. J. R. Bussey
    Pages 45-58
  7. I. C. Talbot
    Pages 59-66
  8. E. H. Cooper, J. O’Quigley
    Pages 67-76
  9. D. J. Nolan
    Pages 77-85
  10. J. D. Hardcastle, K. D. Vellacott
    Pages 86-100
  11. R. J. Nicholls
    Pages 101-112
  12. S. J. Arnott
    Pages 113-125
  13. J. M. A. Whitehouse
    Pages 126-134
  14. W. Duncan
    Pages 135-149
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 151-158

About this book

Introduction

Colorectal cancer was the subject of the Third Symposium on Clinical Oncology organized by the Royal College of Radiolo­ gists, London, in February 1981. This publication of collected papers is based on the presentations at that meeting. The purpose of these symposia is to encourage a multidis­ ciplinary approach to our understanding and management of cancer. They bring together not only clinicians of different specialities, but also non-clinical scientists who also have made a significant contribution both to basic knowledge and to applications of direct clinical relevance. It is hoped that sym­ posia of this kind will be a stimulus to increasing collaborative research. Colorectal cancer is now one of the most important causes of cancer deaths. The incidence of the disease varies greatly throughout the world but is particularly common in North America, Canada, and Western Europe. The aetiology of colorectal cancer is reviewed and a clear description is given of the factors associated with its high incidence in affluent Western societies. There is still no evidence of a direct associa­ tion between dietary constituents and colorectal cancer, and so changes in our dietary habits that might help to reduce the incidence of this disease cannot be advised. While research VI Preface in this important field continues, improvements must be sought in techniques of early diagnosis, assessment and management.

Keywords

cancer colorectal cancer diagnosis oncology

Editors and affiliations

  • William Duncan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiation OncologyWestern General HospitalEdinburghUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-81802-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-81804-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-81802-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0080-0015
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