Net Guides: Gastrointestinal Cancers

Published: Sunday, Mar 06, 2011

Principles and Practice of Gastrointestinal Oncology –Second Edition

Editors: Kelsen DP, Daly JM, Kern SE, Levin B, Tepper J

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN-13: 9780781776172

ISBN: 0781776171

This textbook covers interdisciplinary aspects of the characteristics and management of gastrointestinal cancers. Topics include the molecular biology, diagnosis, pathology, surgical and radiation treatment, and palliative care for these cancers. There are also chapters on radiation oncology, cancer genetics, and medical oncology, as well as esophageal, gastric, pancreatic, hepatocellular, biliary tree, and colorectal cancers. Another section focuses on uncommon cancers, such as neuroendocrine tumors and small-bowel cancers. For each cancer site, the book covers the disease’s epidemiology, screening, prevention, molecular biology, genetics, pathology, anatomy, staging, and clinical management. This textbook serves as a useful reference for anyone involved in the research or management of gastrointestinal cancers.


Liver Cancer Network

The Liver Cancer Network (LCN) is a Website that is part of the Allegheny General Hospital Liver Program in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which is dedicated to treating liver cancer and educating patients with liver cancer and their loved ones. The information is divided into 3 major areas: general liver cancer information, diagnosis, and treatments. The general information section focuses on 3 topics. The first is how the liver works, and it gives brief summaries of the liver, its anatomy, its digestive function, and its circulatory function. The next topic covers liver cancer itself, and it offers an explanation of cancer in general, liver cancer specifically, carcinogenesis, and cancer growth. The final topic in this section deals with the symptoms and detection of liver cancer. A number of colored diagrams and illustrations accompany the information. All sections contain underlined terms that are linked directly to their definitions in the LCN’s glossary. The section on diagnosis explains liver cancer staging and the various tests used to diagnose and stage liver cancer, including physical exams, blood tests, chest x-rays, computed tomography (CT) scans, CT angiograms, ultrasounds, magnetic resonance imaging, colonoscopy, laparoscopy, and liver biopsy. Several examples of imaging techniques are included. The final section discusses treatments for liver cancer, specifically surgery, chemotherapy, chemoembolization, radiation therapy, radiofrequency ablation, and liver transplantation. A page on yttrium-90 internal radiation is under development. This section also features photographs and diagrams.


Expert Perspectives: GI Cancers Update, 2010

Credits: 1.25

Fee: None

Expires: August 20, 2011

This CME activity features a panel of experts discussing the results of the latest clinical trials concerning gastrointestinal cancers. The discussion is shown via a Webcast with audio that is accompanied by a slideshow containing charts and key points that are being discussed. These slides may be downloaded separately. The gastrointestinal malignancies focused on in this CME are pancreatic cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma, colorectal cancer, and gastric and esophageal cancer. For each disease, the speakers highlight findings from recent clinical trials presented at the 2010 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2010 Annual Meeting, and discuss how those findings likely will impact clinical management of the disease in the future. After completing this activity, participants will be able to summarize data from the symposium and ASCO meeting, describe the results of clinical studies testing emerging therapies for pancreatic and hepatocellular cancer, the role of biomarkers in selecting therapies for patients with colorectal cancer, and new biologic therapies and cytotoxic chemotherapy regimens being tested for colorectal cancer. Participants will also be made aware of new surgical and pharmacologic approaches to the treatment of gastroesophageal cancers, as well as how genetic and molecular markers may be used in those treatment methods.


Laparoscopy-Assisted Gastrectomy in Patients With Previous Endoscopic Resection for Early Gastric Cancer

Journal: British Journal of Surgery

Authors: Jiang X, Hiki N, Yoshiba H, et al

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Online CME Activities
TitleExpiration DateCME Credits
Oncology Briefings™: Individualizing Treatment After Second-Line Therapy for Patients With mCRCAug 29, 20191.0
Community Practice Connections™: Navigating New Sequencing Challenges for the Treatment of Hepatocellular CarcinomaAug 30, 20191.5
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