ONCOLOGY

Coping with Colorectal Cancer

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21 Coping with Colorectal Cancer Eden R. Stotsky KEY POINTS • Colon and rectal cancers are among the most common adult cancers worldwide, and the number of survivors of colorectal…

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Open Surgical Techniques in Colorectal Cancer

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14 Open Surgical Techniques in Colorectal Cancer Vanita Ahuja KEY POINTS • Variations in surgical techniques exist in the treatment of colorectal cancer. Following the National Cancer Institute (NCI) guidelines…

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Genetic Screening

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4 Genetic Screening Cheryl J. Pendergrass KEY POINTS • Genetic testing is an important part of the clinical care of patients with colorectal cancer. • Prior to genetic testing, patients…

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Surveillance and Follow-up

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17 Surveillance and Follow-up Matthew T. Hueman, Nita Ahuja KEY POINTS • The majority of colorectal recurrences occur within the first 2 to 3 years after diagnosis, and 90% occur…

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Radiologic Techniques: Virtual Colonoscopy

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10 Radiologic Techniques: Virtual Colonoscopy Karen M. Horton KEY POINTS • Virtual colonoscopy is an innovative application for computed tomography (CT) in which CT data and specialized three-dimensional (3D) software…

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Genetic Profiling in Colorectal Cancer

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20 Genetic Profiling in Colorectal Cancer Debashish Bose, Nita Ahuja KEY POINTS • Genetic profiling is the attempt to classify disease states by the molecular characteristics of tumor tissue or…

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Systemic Therapy for Colon Cancer

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15 Systemic Therapy for Colon Cancer Khaled El-Shami, Sujatha Nallapareddy, Wells Messersmith KEY POINTS • Systemic therapy for colorectal cancer is rapidly changing, with six new drugs introduced during the…

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Vaccines and Immunotherapy

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19 Vaccines and Immunotherapy Ajay Jain, Richard Schulick KEY POINTS • Immunotherapy is a therapeutic strategy in which a patient’s immune responses are modulated to eradicate malignant cancer cells. •…

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Chemoprevention of Colorectal Cancer

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6 Chemoprevention of Colorectal Cancer Melissa A. Munsell, Francis M. Giardiello KEY POINTS • The chemopreventive effect of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is supported by in vitro experiments, animal models,…

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