Biliary Tract and Gallbladder Cancer: Diagnosis and Therapy

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Demos Medical Publishing, Oct 15, 2008 - Medical - 518 pages
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Biliary Tract and Gallbladder Cancer: Diagnosis and Therapy is a comprehensive and definitive discussion of all aspects of the treatment of malignant tumors of the gallbladder and biliary tract. This is the first book to examine these cancers in such depth, as rapid advances in surgical oncology and radiotherapeutic approaches have demanded the full coverage this text provides.

The book progresses logically, with early chapters presenting the epidemiologic, pathologic, and pathogenetic characteristics of BT and GB lesions, followed by excellent discussions of clinical and radiologic diagnosis and staging. Finally, the full arsenal of therapeutic approaches is presented, from the local to systemic, established to experimental. Segments throughout detail the most current cutting-edge therapies, making the latest information readily available across a number of subdisciplines.

Features of this unique textbook include:

  • An exclusive and comprehensive focus on neoplasms of the gallbladder and biliary tract
  • A multidisciplinary focus, with contributions from medical, surgical, and radiation oncology, pathology, and imaging, and a clear emphasis on team-based approaches to oncologic care
  • The latest clinical research and treatment discussions from international experts

Biliary Tract and Gallbladder Cancer serves as the single-source knowledge base for multidisciplinary biliary tract cancer management. It is comprehensive enough to demonstrate new treatments of biliary tract cancer to experienced practitioners, yet concise enough to serve as an introduction to novices in the field.

 

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Contents

Section 2 Diagnostic Approaches
35
Section 3 Therapeutic Approaches
167
Section 4 Summary
277
Index
287
Back Cover
297
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Charles R. Thomas, Jr, MD, is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Radiation Medicine and Professor of Hematology/Oncology at the Oregon Health & Science University Cancer Institute.

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