Esophageal Cancer

Double click on above image to view full picture

Zoom Out
Zoom In

Esophageal Cancer

SKU# 9781933864174

Principles and Practice

Author: Blair A. Jobe MD, John G. Hunter MD, Thomas R. Charles MD


Also Buy From:


Buy eBook:

Amazon Kindle | iBooks


"Gastroesophageal cancers are the most common form of cancer incidents, and the second most common cause of death among cancer patients. In 2000, it was estimated that over one million new cases of gastroesophageal cancers were diagnosed worldwide, and over 900,000 individuals died from the disease.

Using a multi-disciplinary approach, Esophageal Cancer: Principles and Practice addresses the complexities encountered in the understanding and management of esophageal cancers. Written by the worldÃs leading experts in surgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology, gastroenterology, pathology, radiology, nutrition, nurse specialists, palliative medicine, and research relating to neoplasia of the esophagus, this text will serve as the definitive resource and enable practitioners to provide the best possible patient care. Presented in an accessible and useful format, this text is a valuable reference to all practitioners participating in the care of this high-needs population.

Special Features Include:

  • Complete coverage of the two most common tumors: squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma
  • In-depth coverage of uncommon tumors
  • In-depth coverage of each topic with equal emphasis applied to both technical and multidisciplinary aspects of treatment
  • In-depth treatment of non-surgical topics in management at different phases of the disease
  • Wide-ranging attention to the disease√És biologic aspects and basic science, contributing greatly to palliative care

Product Details 

  • Publication Date March 27, 2009
  • Page Count 1050
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9781933864174
  • EISBN 9781935281177

Table of Contents 

"Section: I BIOLOGY; 1. Esophageal Embryology and Congenital Disorders 2. Esophageal Anatomy; 3. The Biology of Epithelial Esophageal Cancer; 4. The Biology of Mesenchymal Esophageal Tumors; 5. Barrett's Esophagus: Epidemiology and Pathogenesis; 6. Barrett's Esophagus: Molecular Biology; 7. Barrett's Esophagus: Preclinical Models for Investigation; 8. Barrett's Esophagus: Screening and Surveillance; 9. Barrett's Esophagus: Models for Cost-Effective Screening and Surveillance; 10. Barrett's Esophagus: Chemoprevention; 11. Epidemiology of Esophageal Cancer: Molecular; 12. Epidemiology and Risk of Esophageal Cancer: Clinical; 13. Pathology of Barrett's Esophagus and Esophageal Neoplasms; 14. The Link Between Esophageal Cancer and Morbid Obesity; 15. The Relationship Between ,Helicobacter Pylori and Barrett's Esophagus; 16. Ethnic Disparities in Cancer of the Esophagus; Section II: IMAGING AND STAGING 17. State of the Art in Esophageal Imaging: Endoscopic Technology and Evaluation of Esophageal Mucosa; 18. Esophageal Imaging: Anatomic; 19. Esophageal Imaging: Functional - PET; 20. Esophageal Imaging: Functional - MRI; 21. Esophageal Cancer Staging -Clinical; 22. Esophageal Cancer Staging - EMR; 23. Esophageal Cancer Staging - Surgical; 24. Restaging after Neoadjuvant Therapy; 25. Revisions in the Staging System for Esophageal Cancer; Section III: PRINCIPLES OF THERAPY; 26. Rationale for Tailored Treatment; 27. Principles of Multimodality Therapy; 28. Principles of Chemotherapy; 29. Principles of Systemic Therapy: Targeted Therapy; 30. Principles of Radiation Therapy; 31. Principles of Surgical Therapy; 32. The Relationship Between Volume and Outcome in the Treatment of Esophageal Cancer; Section IV: TUMOR TYPES; 33. Benign: Lipoma; 34. Benign: Fibrovascular Polyp; 35. Benign: Fibrolipoma; 36. Benign: Hemangioma; 37. Benign: Granular Cell Tumors; 38. Benign: Neurofibroma; 39. Benign: Leiomyoma; 40. Benign: Hamartoma; 41. Benign: Congenital - Duplication Cysts; 42. Benign: Congenital - Bronchogenic Cysts; 43. Malignant: Squamous Cell Carcinoma and Variants; 44. Malignant: Esophageal Adenocarcinoma and Variants; 45. Malignant: Esophageal Adenocarcinoma of the Cardia and Proximal Stomach; 46. Malignant: Mesenchymal Tumors; 47. Malignant: Lymphoma; 48. Malignant: Metastatic; Section V: THERAPY49. Multidisciplinary Care Team: Structure and Format; 50. Informed Consent in the Esophageal Cancer Patient; 51. Review and Synthesis of Clinical Trials in Esophageal Cancer; 52. Pretreatment Planning in Radiation Therapy of the Esophagus; 53. Adjuvant (Postoperative) Therapy; 54. Neoadjuvant Therapy; 55. Definitive Radiochemotherapy; 56. Endoscopic Therapies for Barrett's Esophagus; 57. Endoscopic Therapy for Superficial Cancerr; 58. Therapy for Advanced Locoregional Cancer; 59. Treatment Options for Locally Recurrent Esophageal Cancer; 60. Preoperative Immunonutrition; 61. Surgery Techniques: Management of Benign Esophageal Tumors; 62. Surgery Techniques: Patient Preparation and Surgical Approach in Cancer Treatment; 63. Surgery Techniques: Anesthesia in the Esophageal Cancer Patient; 64. Surgery Techniques: Anastomotic Technique and Selection of Location; 65. Surgery Techniques: Conduit Preparation and Route of Reconstruction; 66. Surgery Techniques: Vagal-Sparing Esophagectomy; 67. Surgery Techniques: Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy; 68. Surgery Techniques: Ivor-Lewis Esophagectomy; 69. Surgery Techniques: Transhiatal Esophagectomy without Thoracotomy; 70. Surgery Techniques: Three-Field Esophagectomy; 71. Surgery Techniques: En Bloc Esophagectomy; 72. Surgery Techniques: Left Transthoracic and Thoracoabdominal Esophagectomy; 73. Surgery Techniques: Resection of Cancer Involving the Cervicothoracic Esophagus; 74. Surgery Techniques: Transhiatally Extended Total Gastrectomy; 75. Surgery Techniques: Salvage Esophagectomy; 76. Surgery Techniques: Postoperative Care; 77. Managing the Complications of Multimodality Therapy; 78. Postoperative Care and Management of the Complications of Surgical Therapy; 79. Quality of Life after Esophagectomy; 80. Proper Follow-up after Definitive Therapy; Section VI: PALLIATION; 81. Guidelines for Palliative Care: Hospital and Hospice; 82. Care of the Psychosocial Needs of the Patient and Family; 83. Objective Scoring Systems in the Palliative Setting; 84. Guidelines for Pain Control in the Esophageal Cancer Patient; 85. Endoscopic Palliation of Dysphagia: Photodynamic Therapy; 86. Endoscopic Palliation of Dysphagia: Stenting; 87. Endoscopic Palliation of Dysphagia: Laser; 88. Endoscopic Palliation of Dysphagia: Brachytherapy; 89. Surgical Palliation: Current Role; 90. Perforated Esophageal Cancer; 91. Radiation; Section VII: FUTURE DIRECTIONS; 2. Molecular Outcome Prediction; Index"

Editorial Review(s) 

"This reference offers a multidisciplinary approach to esophageal cancer, with contributions by professionals from all specialties involved in treating the disease, including surgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology, gastroenterology, pathology, palliative medicine, nutrition, and nursing. Surgical techniques are treated in a stand- alone style for each procedure; there is also in-depth treatment of non-surgical topics in management at different phases of the disease. In addition, the book covers basic, translational, and health services research pertaining to neoplasia of the esophagus, with material on the biology of esophageal cancer, esophageal imaging and staging, histology, and molecular prognostication. Recurrences, pain control, and palliative care are covered as well. The art program offers b&w anatomical illustrations and diagnostic images." --Book News

“It is a single, comprehensive source for current information regarding the biology, staging, and treatment of esophageal cancer, as well as an excellent guide to the management of patients suffering from this disease.”—International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology and Physics, Vol. 75, No. 4