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
1.The Patient Perspective (Kevin Bond).
2.Epidemiology and Prevention (Peter Boyle, Patrick Mullie, Maria Paula Curado and David Zaridze).
3.Pathways of Carcinogenesis (Michael Christie and Oliver Sieber).
4.Clinical Genetics in The Management of Colon Cancer (Kai Ren Ong, HV Sleightholme and Trevor Cole).
5.Screening for Colorectal Cancer (Julietta Patnick and Wendy S Atkin).
6.Decision Support Networks (Matthew Kelly, Mark Austin and Sir Michael Brady).
7.Pathology of Colorectal Cancer (Mohammad Ilyas).
8.Imaging of Colorectal Cancer (Andrew Slater).
9.The Role of Primary Care (Susan Wilson and Richard Hobbs).
10.Radiotherapy for Rectal Cancer (Andrew Weaver).
11.Surgical Interventions (Shazad Ashraf and Neil Mortensen).
12.Adjuvant Therapy (Zenia Saridaki-Zoras and David Kerr).
13.Advanced Disease Treatment (David Watkins and David Cunningham).
14.Innovative Treatment for Colorectal Cancer (Joanne L. Brady and David Kerr).
15.Supportive Care for Patients with Colorectal Cancer (Pauline McCulloch and Annie Young).
16.Follow-up (John Primrose).
Annie Young, Professor of Nursing, Warwick Medical School, The University of Warwick, Coventry
Richard Hobbs, Professor and Head of Primary Care Health Sciences, Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford
David Kerr, Professor of Cancer Medicine, Nuffield Dept of Clinical and Laboratory Sciences, University of Oxford