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Author International Symposium on Special Aspects of Radiotherapy (6th : 2002 : Berlin, Germany)

Title Controversies in gastrointestinal tumor therapy : 6th International Symposium on Special Aspects of Radiotherapy, Berlin, September 5-7, 2002 / volume editors, T. Wiegel [and others]
Published Basel ; New York : Karger, 2004


Description 1 online resource (vi, 125 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Frontiers of radiation therapy and oncology, 0071-9676 ; v. 38
Frontiers of radiation therapy and oncology ; v. 38. 0071-9676
Summary This volume discusses diagnostic and therapeutic strategies including current controversial issues in the management of gastrointestinal tumors. Special emphasis is given to rectal and pancreatic cancer. The first part presents the latest diagnostic developments for rectal cancer with a focus on the role of preoperative radiotherapy and radioƯchemotherapy. Also considered is the surgical technique of total mesorectal excision. Recurrent rectal cancer is another important issue under discussion. A large section of the book is devoted to the diagnosis and interdisciplinary treatment of pancreatic cancer. Controversies regarding the role of adjuvant radiochemotherapy are presented in detail. The final part is dedicated to the treatment of liver metastases and describes the results of surgical resection and new therapeutic approaches such as in situ ablation and radiosurgery. Offering an interdisciplinary perspective on gastrointestinal tumor therapy, this book will be of great value to surgeons and radiation oncologists. It will also be appreciated by other clinicians involved in the care of patients with gastrointestinal tumors
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Rectum -- Cancer -- Radiotherapy -- Congresses
Pancreas -- Cancer -- Radiotherapy -- Congresses
Liver metastasis -- Radiotherapy -- Congresses
Rectal Neoplasms -- radiotherapy
Liver Neoplasms -- radiotherapy
Pancreatic Neoplasms -- diagnostic imaging
Pancreas -- Cancer -- Radiotherapy.
Rectum -- Cancer -- Radiotherapy.
Mastdarm -- Krebs <Medizin> -- Strahlentherapie -- Kongress -- Berlin <2002>.
Krebs <Medizin> -- Mastdarm -- Strahlentherapie -- Kongress -- Berlin <2002>.
Strahlentherapie -- Mastdarm -- Krebs <Medizin> -- Kongress -- Berlin <2002>.
Bauchspeicheldrüsenkrankheit -- Krebs <Medizin> -- Strahlentherapie -- Kongress -- Berlin <2002>.
Krebs <Medizin> -- Bauchspeicheldrüsenkrankheit -- Strahlentherapie -- Kongress -- Berlin <2002>.
Strahlentherapie -- Bauchspeicheldrüsenkrankheit -- Krebs <Medizin> -- Kongress -- Berlin <2002>.
Lebermetastase -- Krebs <Medizin> -- Strahlentherapie -- Kongress -- Berlin <2002>.
Krebs <Medizin> -- Lebermetastase -- Strahlentherapie -- Kongress -- Berlin <2002>.
Strahlentherapie -- Lebermetastase -- Krebs <Medizin> -- Kongress -- Berlin <2002>.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Actes de congrès.
Form Electronic book
Author Wiegel, T.
S. Karger (Firm)
ISBN 9783318010565