Provides state of the art information on surgery, oncology, imaging, staging, rectal cancer neoadjuvant chemotherapy, and palliation Explains how to organize the multidisciplinary team Addresses key controversies Aids understanding and communication among team members About this book This book is intended as the equivalent of the Swiss Army knife for all members of colorectal cancer CRC multidisciplinary teams and those training in the fields of CRC management.
It describes how to organize the team and explains the basic principles within the different disciplines involved in the treatment and care of CRC patients.
Important, up-to-date knowledge is provided on visualization techniques, surgery, oncological treatment, palliation, and pathology, with special focus on controversies and aspects of interest to all team members.
Care has been taken to ensure that each specialty-specific chapter will be approachable for team members from other specialties or professions, thereby facilitating an effective interdisciplinary approach to teamwork.
The authors include leading European doctors and scientists who have influenced the development of the multidisciplinary rectal cancer neoadjuvant chemotherapy concept as well as other aspects of high-quality, individualized treatment of CRC patients.