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Rectal Cancer

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Management

Dramatic improvements in medicine over the last few years have resulted in more reliable and accessible diagnostics and treatment of rectal cancer. Given the complex physiopathology of this tumor, the approach should not be limited to a single specialty but should involve a number of specialties (surgery, gastroenterology, radiology, biology, oncology, radiotherapy, nuclear medicine, physiotherapy) in an integrated fashion. The subtitle of this book "A Multidisciplinary Approach to Management" encompasses this concept. We have endeavored, with the help of an international group of contributors, to provide an up-to-date and authoritative account of the management of rectal tumor.

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Rectal CancerA Multidisciplinary Approach to ManagementEdited by Giulio A. Santoro

Published: October 10th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/1293

ISBN: 978-953-307-758-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6518-7

Copyright year: 2011

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71237 Total Chapter Downloads

7 Crossref Citations

10 Web of Science Citations

19 Dimensions Citations


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1. Rectal Cancer Epidemiology

By Miguel Henriques Abreu, Eduarda Matos, Fernando Castro Poças, Rosa Rocha and Jorge Pinto


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2. Opportunistic Screening for Colorectal Cancer

By Xu An-gao


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3. Crohn’s Disease and Colorectal Cancer

By Andrea Denegri, Francesco Paparo and Rosario Fornaro


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4. Preoperative Staging of Rectal Cancer: Role of Endorectal Ultrasound

By Miro A.G.F., Grobler S. and Santoro G.A.


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5. Dynamic Contrast Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Rectal Cancer

By Roberta Fusco, Mario Sansone, Mario Petrillo, Antonio Avallone, Paolo Delrio and Antonella Petrillo


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6. Tumour Angiogenesis in Rectal Cancer-Computer-Assisted Endosonographic and Immunohistochemical Methods for Assessment

By Tankova Ludmila, Daniel Kovatchki, Georgi Stoilov, Antonina Gegova and Ivan Terziev


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7. Rectal Carcinoma: Multi-Modality Approach in Curative Local Treatment of Early Rectal Carcinoma

By S. H. Kho, S. P. Govilkar, A. S. Myint and M. J. Hershman


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8. Single – Incision Laparoscopic Surgery for Rectal Cancer

By Orhan Bulut


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9. Intraoperative Sentinel Lymph Node Mapping in Patients with Colorectal Cancer

By Krasimir Ivanov, Nikola Kolev and Anton Tonev


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10. Is Neo-Rectum a Better Option for Low Rectal Cancers?

By Fazl Q. Parray, Umar Farouqi and Nisar A. Chowdri


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11. Experimental Evaluation of the Mechanical Strength of the Stapling Techniques: Experimental Study on Animal Model

By Kentaro Kawasaki, Kiyonori Kanemitsu, Tadahiro Goto, Yasuhiro Fujino and Yoshikazu Kuroda


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12. Management of Locally Recurrent Rectal Cancer

By Zoran Krivokapic and Ivan Dimitrijevic


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13. Causes and Prevention of Functional Disturbances Following Low Anterior Resection for Rectal Cancer

By Eberhard Gross


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14. Role of Tumor Tissue Analysis in Rectal Cancer Pharmacogenetics

By Emilia Balboa, Goretti Duran, Maria Jesus Lamas, Antonio Gomez-Caamaño, Catuxa Celeiro-Muñoz, Rafael Lopez, Angel Carracedo and Francisco Barros


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15. Tumor Markers of Neo-Adjuvant Chemo-Radiation Response in Rectal Cancer

By Jacintha N. O’Sullivan, Mary Clare Cathcart and John V. Reynolds


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16. MicroRNAs and Rectal Cancer

By Miroslav Svoboda and Ilona Kocakova


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17. Nonoperative Management of Distal Rectal Cancer After Chemoradiation: Experience with the “Watch & Wait” Protocol

By Angelita Habr-Gama, Rodrigo Oliva Perez, Patricio B. Lynn, Arceu Scanavini Neto and Joaquim Gama-Rodrigues


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18. Systemic Treatment in Recurrent and Metastatic Unresectable Rectal Cancer

By François-Xavier Otte, Mustapha Tehfe, Jean-Pierre Ayoub and Francine Aubin


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19. Side Effects of Neoadjuvant Treatment in Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer

By Karoline Horisberger and Pablo Palma


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20. New Option for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer: Oxaliplatin and Novel Oral S-1 Combination Chemotherapy

By Dae Young Zang


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21. Bone Metastasis of Rectal Carcinoma

By Germán Borobio León, Asunción García Plaza, Roberto González Alconada, Ignacio García Cepeda, Jorge López Olmedo, Alberto Moreno Regidor and David Pescador Hernández


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