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Gastrointestinal Malignancies: An Issue of Emerging Cancer Therapeutics

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2011 - Spring


edited by Wasif Saif, M.D., M.B.B.S., associate professor of medicine (medical oncology) (Demos Medical Publishing) This text provides a review of current and emerging therapies for this group of malignancies, including common colorectal cancers, rare gastrointestinal stroma malignancies, and esophageal cancer. The chapters discuss current screening tools for colon cancers as well as assessment of predictive markers in the management of colon cancer. The volume also describes the state-of-the-art use of cytotoxic chemotherapy and the incorporation of newer biological therapies.

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