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Colorectal Cancer

From Prevention to Patient Care

Edited by Rajunor Ettarh

Tulane University, United States of America

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.

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Colorectal CancerFrom Prevention to Patient CareEdited by Rajunor Ettarh

Published: February 17th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2443

ISBN: 978-953-51-0028-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6808-9

Copyright year: 2012

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71572 Total Chapter Downloads

15 Crossref Citations

24 Web of Science Citations

32 Dimensions Citations


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1. Tumor Engineering: Finding the Brakes

By Rajunor Ettarh


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2. Colorectal Carcinoma in the Young

By Shahana Gupta and Anadi Nath Acharya


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3. Early Detection of Colorectal Cancer and Population Screening Tests

By Christos Lionis and Elena Petelos


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4. Turning Intention Into Behaviour: The Effect of Providing Cues to Action on Participation Rates for Colorectal Cancer Screening

By Ingrid Flight, Carlene Wilson and Jane McGillivray


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5. Psychological Impact and Associated Factors After Disclosure of Genetic Test Results Concerning Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer

By Hitoshi Okamura


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6. Physical Activity, Dietary Fat and Colorectal Cancer

By Martina Perše


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7. Dietary Anthocyanins: Impact on Colorectal Cancer and Mechanisms of Action

By Federica Tramer, Spela Moze, Ayokunle O. Ademosun, Sabina Passamonti and Jovana Cvorovic


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8. Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids, Ulcerative Colitis and Cancer Prevention

By Karina Vieira de Barros, Ana Paula Cassulino and Vera Lucia Flor Silveira


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9. The Molecular Genetic Events in Colorectal Cancer and Diet

By Adam Naguib, Laura J Gay, Panagiota N. Mitrou and Mark J. Arends


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10. Colorectal Cancer and Alcohol

By Seitz K. Helmut and Homann Nils


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11. Effects of Dietary Counseling on Patients with Colorectal Cancer

By Renata Dobrila-Dintinjana, Dragan Trivanović, Marijan Dintinjana, Jelena Vukelic and Nenad Vanis


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12. Therapeutic Targets in Colorectal Cancer

By Rajunor Ettarh, Alvise Calamai and Anthony Cullen


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13. Anti-EGFR Treatment in Patients with Colorectal Cancer

By Camilla Qvortrup and Per Pfeiffer


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14. Pharmacogenetics and Pharmacogenomics of Colorectal Cancer: Moving Towards Personalized Medicine

By Joseph Ciccolini, Fréderic Fina, L’Houcine Ouafik and Bruno Lacarelle


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15. Animal Models of Colorectal Cancer in Chemoprevention and Therapeutics Development

By Shubhankar Suman, Albert J. Fornace Jr. and Kamal Datta


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16. The Stem Cell Environment: Kinetics, Signaling and Markers

By George D. Wilson and Bryan J. Thibodeau


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17. Endoscopic Diagnosis and Treatment for Colorectal Cancer

By Hiroyuki Kato, Teruhiko Sakamoto, Hiroko Otsuka, Rieko Yamada and Kiyo Watanabe


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18. Peri-Operative Care in Colorectal Surgery in the Twenty-First Century

By Ned Abraham


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19. Follow Up and Recurrence of Colorectal Cancer

By Miroslav Levy


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20. Panitumumab for the Treatment of Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

By Béla Pikó, Ali Bassam, Enikő Török, Henriette Ócsai and Farkas Sükösd


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21. Resection for Colorectal Liver Metastases

By Daniel Kostov and Georgi Kobakov


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22. Experimental Colorectal Cancer Liver Metastasis

By Rania B. Georges, Hassan Adwan and Martin R. Berger


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23. Risk Factors for Wound Infection After Surgery for Colorectal Cancer: A Matched Case – Control Study

By Takatoshi Nakamura and Masahiko Watanabe


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24. Modelling and Inference in Screening: Exemplification with the Faecal Occult Blood Test

By Dongfeng Wu and Adriana Pérez


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25. Dietary Risks: Folate, Alcohol and Gene Polymorphisms

By Zi-Yuan Zhou, Keitaro Matsuo, Wen-Chang Wang, Huan Yang, Kazuo Tajima and Jia Cao


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26. The Prognostic Significance of Number of Lymph Node Metastasis in Colon Cancer – Based on Japanese Techniques of Resection and Handling of Resected Specimens

By Yoshito Akagi, Romeo Kansakar and Kazuo Shirouz


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27. Minimally Invasive Robot – Assisted Colorectal Resections

By Annibale D’Annibale, Graziano Pernazza, Vito Pende and Igor Monsellato


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