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Gastrointestinal Malignancies


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Table of Contents

PART I: Esophageal Cancer

1. Proximal/Cervical Esophageal Cancer

2. Mid/Distal Esophageal Cancer

3. Gastroesophageal Junction Cancers

PART II: Gastric Cancer/Siewert Type III

4. Neoadjuvant Radiation Approaches

5. Adjuvant Radiation PART III: Hepatobiliary Malignancies

6. Hepatocellular Carcinoma

7. Liver Metastases (secondary tumors of the liver)

8. Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma

9. Perihilar Cholangiocarcinoma

10. Extrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma

11. Gall Bladder Cancer

PART IV: Pancreatic Cancer

12. Resectable

13. Borderline resectable

14. Locally advanced

PART V: Colorectal Cancer

15. Colon Cancer: Indications for adjuvant therapy

16. Rectal Cancer

17. Liver Metastases (include just CRC mets separately in this section and all other mets in section 3B above)

18. Role of pelvic RT in the metastatic setting: this section could highlight how to incorporate RT when there are liver mets and you need to consider systemic control as well as pelvic control

PART VI: Carcinoma of the Anal Canal

About the Author

Dr. Suzanne M. Russo is an Associate Professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Her research and clinical interests include the multidisciplinary treatment of cancers of the esophagus, stomach, liver, pancreas, bile duct, rectum, colon, and anus, as well as drug-radiation interactions and application of technology in cancer treatment. Dr. Russo is experienced with a wide range of advanced radiation therapy techniques. She is a member of the ECOG-ACRIN Gastrointestinal Committee and the American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria Expert Panel for Rectal Cancer. Dr. Russo has been principal investigator/co-investigator in multiple investigator-initiated clinical trials studying drug-radiation interactions in patients with gastrointestinal malignancies and has served as institutional investigator for cooperative group trials dedicated to finding more effective treatments for these malignancies. She has published over 65 peer-reviewed papers as well as numerous textbook chapters and is an editorial board member and reviewer for various oncology journals.Dr. Sarah Hoffe is the Section Head of GI Radiation Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida, USA, and an Associate Member at Moffitt, as well as Associate Professor in the University of South Florida Morsani College Of Medicine's Department of Oncologic Sciences. Her research and clinical interests include cancers of the esophagus, stomach, liver, pancreas, bile duct, rectum, colon, and anus, as well as neuroendocrine cancers. Dr. Hoffe has experience with diverse advanced radiation therapy techniques. At Moffitt, she works closely with her multidisciplinary colleagues in GI surgery, medical oncology, gastroenterology, radiology, and pathology to develop new treatments for patients with GI cancers. She is the past Director of eContouring at ASTRO. She is on the advisory board for the journals Contemporary Radiation Oncology and the editorial board of Cancer Control. She is a member of the GI ASCO program committee and is Moffitt Cancer Center's representative on the NCCN panel on Cancers of the Colon, Rectum, and Anus. She has authored over 90 publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Edward Kim is an Associate Professor and disease site lead for gastrointestinal cancers in the Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Washington, USA. He specializes in the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers and is experienced with intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3D-CRT), brachytherapy, proton radiotherapy, neutron therapy, stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), and intraoperative radiotherapy. He chairs the Radiological Society of North America Radiation Oncology Scientific Program Committee and is the author of numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks.


"The book covers sites from the oesophagus to the anus providing treatment algorithms and detailed assessment of treatment modalities. While the text focuses on radiation therapy techniques it incorporates information on combination with systemic agents, surgery and ablative therapy. ... This book is an ideal practical reference text for clinicial/radiation oncologists with an interest in gastrointestinal malignancies." (RAD Magazine , December, 2018)

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