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ABC of Colorectal Cancer

ABC of Colorectal Cancer

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Edited by Annie Young, Edited by Richard Hobbs, Edited by David Kerr

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  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • Format: Paperback | 88 pages
  • Dimensions: 216mm x 274mm x 8mm | 322g
  • Publication date: 22 November 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Chicester
  • ISBN 10: 1405177632
  • ISBN 13: 9781405177634
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: col. ill
  • Sales rank: 479,792

Product description

Colorectal cancer is a common cause of morbidity and mortality in which prevention, screening and early detection are vital. Beginning with the patient perspective and following the patient pathway, this new second edition covers epidemiology and prevention, screening programmes, decision support networks, the role of primary care, and supportive care for patients with colorectal cancer. The ABC of Colorectal Cancer provides the core knowledge on clinical genetics, diagnosis, imaging, therapy and surgery options and the latest evidence based guidelines for treating and managing colorectal cancer patients within the multidisciplinary team. Highly illustrated and accessible, it covers the full spectrum of the disease to provide the basis to make a real difference to clinical management. This is an invaluable practical guide for the non-specialist on all aspects of colorectal cancer, and is ideal for general practitioners, junior doctors, nurses and allied health professionals.

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1. Annie Young, Nurse Director, 3 Counties Cancer Network, Cheltenham, UK. Annie is Nurse Director, 3 Counties Cancer Network - Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and South Worcestershire, steering the direction of cancer and supportive and palliative care services. She worked as a chemotherapy nurse prior to oncology nursing research, both quantitative and qualitative. She has published widely on colorectal cancer patient care and trials of chemotherapy for colorectal cancer. Annie gained an MRC Clinical Fellowship and was instrumental in starting up a colorectal cancer home chemotherapy programme. Annie retains her main research interests, in particular, nurse-driven clinical trials and thrombosis in malignancy. She is currently chairperson of the UK Oncology Nursing Society, the future of nurses working in cancer care. 2. F D Richard Hobbs, Professor of Primary Care and General Practice, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK. Richard has been Professor and Head of Primary Care and General Practice at the University of Birmingham since 1992. He is an active researcher in cardiovascular disease - atrial fibrillation, anticoagulation, hypertension, cardiac failure in addition to cancer prevention e.g. eradication of Helicobacter Pylori and HPV screening. Richard helps direct some national research and development councils and works closely with the nationally accredited trials units at the University of Birmingham on colorectal cancer programmes. 3. David J Kerr, CBE, MA, MD, DSc, FRCP, F.Med.Sci, Rhodes Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and Cancer Therapeutics, Institute of Cancer Medicine, Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, UK. David Kerr - David is internationally renowned for his care of patients with colorectal cancer and his attendant research in this area. He holds grants of over GBP15M for development of molecular and drug therapies for colorectal cancer and this international expertise is apparent in his 150 plus publications in peer-reviewed journals publications in this field only. The quality of his work has been recognised by the award of several international prizes and the first NHS Nye-Bevan award for innovation. David has chaired the Advisory Board developing a vision for the future of Scotland's Health Service and produced a 20 year plan for the future of the NHS in Scotland, Editor-in-Chief of Annals of Oncology, Europe's premier medical oncology journal.

Review quote

"This short clinical review book of CRC strikes an excellent balance being both concise but with thorough and up-to-date coverage of the subject matter. The chapters based on their size, layout, and supporting figures are very approachable and I would suspect the book to be very useful to its intended audience of general practitioners and physicians in training. The text would seem to be most useful to those practicing clinical medicine, but could also serve as supplemental reading for those preparing for board-type examinations." ( Gastroenterology , 1 August 2012) "The information in the ABC of Colorectal Cancer is very well presented and the coverage is more than a GP would need in clinical practice." ( Australian Family Physician , 4 April 2012)

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Colorectal cancer is a common cause of morbidity and mortality in which prevention, screening and early detection are vital. Beginning with the patient perspective and following the patient pathway, this new second edition covers epidemiology and prevention, screening programmes, decision support networks, the role of primary care, and supportive care for patients with colorectal cancer.The "ABC of Colorectal Cancer" provides the core knowledge on clinical genetics, diagnosis, imaging, therapy and surgery options and the latest evidence based guidelines for treating and managing colorectal cancer patients within the multidisciplinary team. Highly illustrated and accessible, it covers the full spectrum of the disease to provide the basis to make a real difference to clinical management.This is an invaluable practical guide for the non-specialist on all aspects of colorectal cancer, and is ideal for general practitioners, junior doctors, nurses and allied health professionals.

Table of contents

Contributors, vii Preface, ix 1 The Patient Perspective 1 Kevin Bond 2 Epidemiology and Prevention 4 Peter Boyle, Patrick Mullie, Maria Paula Curado and David Zaridze 3 Pathways of Carcinogenesis 8 Michael Christie and Oliver Sieber 4 Clinical Genetics in the Management of Colon Cancer 13 Kai Ren Ong, Vicky Bowyer and Trevor Cole 5 Screening for Colorectal Cancer 19 Julietta Patnick and Wendy S. Atkin 6 Decision Support Networks 22 Matthew Kelly, Mark Austin and Sir Michael Brady 7 Pathology of Colorectal Cance, 26 Mohammad Ilyas 8 Imaging of Colorectal Cancer 31 Andrew Slater 9 The Role of Primary Care 36 Sue Wilson and Richard Hobbs 10 Radiotherapy for Rectal Cancer 40 Andrew Weaver 11 Surgical Interventions 44 Shazad Ashraf and Neil Mortensen 12 Adjuvant Therapy 48 Zenia Saridaki-Zoras and David Kerr 13 Treatment of Advanced Disease 52 David Watkins and David Cunningham 14 Innovative Treatment for Colorectal Cancer 58 Joanne L. Brady and David Kerr 15 Supportive Care for Patients with Colorectal Cancer 63 Pauline McCulloch and Annie Young 16 Follow-up 69 John Primrose Index 74