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Colorectal Cancer: Evidence-Based Chemotherapy Strategies

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2007 - Spring


edited by Leonard B. Saltz, M.D., with contributions by Edward Chu, M.D., professor of medicine and pharmacology, Richard Kim, M.D., FW ’06, and M. Wasif Saif, M.B.B.S., associate professor of medicine (Humana Press) This evidence-based and data-driven guide presents reviews of cutting-edge therapies for colorectal cancer. The opening chapters outline contemporary thinking about the biology of colorectal cancer, screening and potential methods of chemoprevention. Subsequent chapters present uses of cytotoxic chemotherapy and weigh the potential for incorporating innovative biological therapy. The concluding chapter explores emerging drug paradigms and their potential for treating colorectal cancer.