© 2005

Rectal Cancer Treatment

  • Markus W. Büchler
  • Jürgen Weitz
  • Bernward Ulrich
  • Richard John Heald
Conference proceedings

Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 165)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VII
  2. M. Kremer, A. Ulrich, M.W. Büchler, W. Uhl
    Pages 14-20
  3. Susan Galandiuk, Kiran Chaturvedi, Boris Topor
    Pages 21-29
  4. Moritz Koch, Peter Kienle, Dalibor Antolovic, Markus W. Büchler, Jürgen Weitz
    Pages 40-45
  5. Hanns-Peter Knaebel, Moritz Koch, Tobias Feise, Axel Benner, Peter Kienle
    Pages 46-57
  6. R. J. Heald, I. Daniels
    Pages 75-81
  7. Lars Påhlman, Urban Karlbom
    Pages 82-85
  8. Alexis Ulrich, Jan Schmidt, Jürgen Weitz, Markus W. Büchler
    Pages 112-119
  9. D. L. Beral, J. R. T. Monson
    Pages 120-135
  10. Johan N. Wiig, Stein G. Larsen, Karl-Erik Giercksky
    Pages 136-147
  11. T. H. K. Schiedeck, F. Fischer, C. Gondeck, U. J. Roblick, H. P. Bruch
    Pages 148-157
  12. J. Göhl, S. Merkel, W. Hohenberger
    Pages 158-166
  13. J. S. Köninger, M. Butters, J. D. Redecke, K. Z'graggen
    Pages 180-190

About these proceedings


Rectal cancer is one of the most prevalent cancers world-wide. It is also a paradigm for multimodal management, as the combination of surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy is often necessary to achieve the optimal outcome. Recently, international experts met in Heidelberg, Germany to discuss the latest developments in the management of rectal cancer, including the anatomic and pathologic basis, staging tools, surgical concepts including fast-track surgery and laparoscopic resection, functional outcome after surgery and the role of radio- and chemotherapy. This monograph summarizes this meeting and gives an extensive overview of the current concepts in management of rectal cancer.


Carcinom Chemotherapy Multimodal treatment Radiotherapy Staging diagnostics surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Markus W. Büchler
    • 1
  • Jürgen Weitz
    • 1
  • Bernward Ulrich
    • 2
  • Richard John Heald
    • 3
  1. 1.Abteilung für Allgemeine, Viszerale, Unfallchirurgie und PoliklinikChirurgische Universitätsklinik HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.Chirurgie, Krankenhaus GerresheimKliniken der LandeshauptstadtDüsseldorfGermany
  3. 3.The Pelican Cancer FoundationNorth Hampshire HospitalBasingstokeUK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Rectal Cancer Treatment
  • Editors M.W. Büchler
    R. J. Heald
    B. Ulrich
    J. Weitz
  • Series Title Recent Results in Cancer Research
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-23341-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-42136-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-27449-0
  • Series ISSN 0080-0015
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VII, 280
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Internal Medicine
    Surgical Oncology
    Colorectal Surgery
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Internal Medicine & Dermatology


From the reviews:

"To illustrate the latest advancement in the multidisciplinary aspects of the treatment of rectal cancer based on the presentations delivered in a recent international meeting held in Heidelberg, Germany. … This is a very good, up-to-date book, written by experts on the different aspects of the interdisciplinary treatment of rectal cancer. … This is probably one of the best concise books about the treatment of rectal cancer. It should be on the shelf of every surgeon or physician with a special interest in this topic." (M. Montorsi, Digestive and Liver Disease, Vol. 38, 2006)