Table of Contents

Epidemiology and risk factors of colorectal cancer / Kathryn M. Chu.
Presentation and initial evaluation of colorectal cancer / Susan Tsai and Susan L. Gearhart.
Hereditary colorectal cancer and polyp syndromes / Francis M. Giardiello.
Genetic screening / Cheryl J. Pendergrass.
Behavior and dietary modification in the prevention of colon cancer / Stephanie R. Downing, Emmanouil P. Pappou, and Nita Ahuja.
Chemoprevention of colorectal cancer / Melissa A. Munsell and Francis M. Giardiello.
Fecal occult blood test / Michel I. Kafrouni and John H. Kwon.
Colonoscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy in colorectal cancer screening and surveillance / Michelle N. Zikusoka and John H. Kwon.
Stool and blood sampling for early detection of colorectal cancer / Jason K. Sicklick and Nita Ahuja.
Radiologic techniques : virtual colonoscopy / Karen M. Horton.
Preoperative evaluation / Jerry Stonemetz, Nicole A. Phillips, and Susan L. Gearhart. Limited resection : indications, techniques, and outcomes of transanal excision and transanal endoscopic microsurgery / Elizabeth C. Wick.
Endoscopic techniques in colorectal neoplasia / Eun Ji Shin and Samuel A. Giday.
Open surgical techniques in colorectal cancer / Vanita Ahuja.
Systemic therapy for colon cancer / Khaled El-Shami, Sujatha Nallapareddy, and Wells Messersmith.
Radiation therapy for colorectal adenocarcinoma : external beam and intraoperative radiation therapy / Joseph M. Herman and Timothy M. Pawlik.
Surveillance and follow-up / Matthew T. Hueman and Nita Ahuja.
Clinical trials : why participate? / Jamila Mwidau and David Chang.
Vaccines and immunotherapy / Ajay Jain and Richard Schulick.
Genetic profiling in colorectal cancer / Debashish Bose and Nita Ahuja.
Coping with colorectal cancer / Eden R. Stotsky.
Conclusion / Susan L. Gearhart and Nita Ahuja. Each volume in the Early Detection and Treatment of Cancer Series is packed with practical, authoritative information designed to cover the full range of diagnostic procedures, including pathologic, radiologic, bronchoscopic, and surgical aspects. You₂ll be able to determine the safest, shortest, least invasive way to reach an accurate diagnosis; stage the disease; and choose the best initial treatment for early stages. Based on current evidence in the literature, authors provide clinical, hands-on tools to help you make informed decisions on precisely what tests and imaging studies are needed to diagnose and stage each type of cancer. Practical, authoritative, and highly-illustrated, this volume in the brand new Early Detection and Treatment of Cancer series covers current protocols and the latest advances in diagnostic imaging and molecular and serologic markers for colon cancer. Apply expert advice on the best ₃next-step₄ plan for different presentations and tips for less invasive protocols. Get clinical, hands-on tools to help you make informed decisions on precisely what tests and imaging studies are needed for accurate diagnosis and staging. Clear figures, tables, and boxes illustrate step-by-step care of the full range of problems encountered. Better manage your patients with procedural video clips and more on the included CD-ROM. The small size and convenient format make this an ideal purchase for diagnostic reference. Outlines the steps after diagnosis to guide you through formulating a treatment or patient care plan. Emphasizes important points--such as risk-adjusted screening for staging and the use of promising new gene therapies--with ₃key points₄ boxes at the beginning of each chapter and pedagogic features throughout. Summarizes the process of accurately diagnosing and staging cancer in a logical, almost algorithmic, approach for easy reference. Complements the procedures outlined in the text with full-color photographs and line drawings to reinforce your understanding of the material. Features a CD-ROM showing video clips of diagnostic procedures, as well as all of the images, tables, and drawings from the text to help you better manage your patients.