Medicine » Gastroenterology

Colorectal Cancer - From Prevention to Patient Care

Edited by Rajunor Ettarh, ISBN 978-953-51-0028-7, 550 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published February 17, 2012 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/2443

The projections for future growth in the number of new patients with colorectal cancer in most parts of the world remain unfavorable. When we consider the substantial morbidity and mortality that accompanies the disease, the acute need for improvements and better solutions in patient care becomes evident. This volume, organized in five sections, represents a synopsis of the significant efforts from scientists, clinicians and investigators towards finding improvements in different patient care aspects including nutrition, diagnostic approaches, treatment strategies with the addition of some novel therapeutic approaches, and prevention. For scientists involved in investigations that explore fundamental cellular events in colorectal cancer, this volume provides a framework for translational integration of cell biological and clinical information. Clinicians as well as other healthcare professionals involved in patient management for colorectal cancer will find this volume useful.