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Description - Challenges in Colorectal Cancer by John Scholefield

Colorectal cancer is one of the most deadly forms of cancer in the US and Europe. In the US, every year nearly 150,000 people are diagnosed with the disease, and nearly 60,000 die. In the UK, 35,500 people are diagnosed with colorectal cancer each year and of these 16,000 die each year. Most of these deaths can be prevented using available screening tests and treatments for the disease. This is because colorectal cancer is curable 90 per cent of the time when detected early. In addition, screening tests can be used to detect certain pre-cancerous growths in the colon and rectum allowing them to be removed before they ever develop into cancer. Much has changed since the publication of the 1st edition of this book in 2001. The increased awareness (both within the medical profession and the general public) of colorectal cancer, together with the proposed screening programmes, will result in a higher rate of detection of the disease and therefore more patients. Although early detection is half the battle with this disease, at present 60 per cent of patients will not be alive 5 years after diagnosis. The medical profession and the pharmaceutical industry have invested heavily in research to identify treatments to increase and prolong survival rates: we may soon see the dividends of this with the launch of a number of new pharmaceutical products. This book contains the latest data on the new and emerging treatments. This book provides the medical team caring for patients with colorectal cancer (gastroenterologists, surgeons, oncologists, gastroenterology specialty nurses, radiotherapists, etc) with the latest guidance on the most challenging and controversial aspects of this disease.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405127066
ISBN-10: 1405127066
Format: Hardback
(242mm x 158mm x 21mm)
Pages: 296
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 14-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - John Scholefield

Professor John Scholefield is Professor of surgery at University Hospital in Nottingham. He is doing research into possible screening tests for spotting colorectal cancer early and cell changes in colorectal cancer. He chairs the National Cancer Research Institute's colorectal cancer group, and is also a member of Council of the Association of Surgeons. Professor Herand Abcarian MD FACS, Turi Josefsen Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, USA. Professor Tim Maughan, Professor of Cancer Studies at the University of Wales, College of Medicine, and Consultant Clinical Oncologist at the Velindre Hospital Swansea. Also Chairman of the All Wales Cancer Network. Professor Axel Grothey, Mayo Clinic, USA (formerly Professor of Medicine and Oncology at Martin Luther University, Halle, Germany).