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Regional cancer therapies remain important options in the management of malignant disease, in spite of the venue of more targeted agents for systemic therapies. New te- nologies and better guidance systems for radiofrequency ablation and intrastitial laser therapies, highly selective intravascular approaches with improved catheters and gu- ance systems, improved agents for embolizations, and new vasoactive drugs for isolated limb and liver perfusions are just a few of the new developments in a field that is alive and progressing. Regional Cancer Therapy, so well put together by the editors Peter M. Schlag and Ulrike S. Stein, presents an overview of today’s realities and tomorrow’s possibilities. Regional cancer therapy models provide ways to make new discoveries about tumor biology and new agents that may be used regionally as well as systemically. This book should therefore be of interest to all clinicians and scientists with an interest in tumor biology as well as clinical advances. Alexander M. M. Eggermont, MD, PhD Professor and Head of Surgical Oncology Erasmus University MC—Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center Rotterdam, the Netherlands v PREFACE The treatment of malignant tumors has been substantially improved in recent years due to developments in clinical medicine and technology as well as by advances in mole- lar biological research. Modern molecular and genetic techniques allow the charact- ization of molecules that are decisive for tumor development and progression.


Biological and pharmacological backgrounds for regional cancer therapy

Techniques and prerequisites for regional cancer therapy

Indications and results for several different tumor entities

Regional therapy of pancreatic, rectal, breast, ovarian, bladder, and brain tumors


Table of content: Regional Cancer Therapy

Alexander M.M. Eggermont

Part I. Background
1. Biological background: Multidrug resistance-clinical implications
Ulrike S. Stein, Wolfgang Walther, and Peter M. Schlag

2. Pharmacological background
Hans Gelderblom, Joost Rothbarth, Cornelius J.H. van de Velde, and Henk-Jan Guchelaar

3. Isolated limb and organ perfusion laboratory models
Timo L.M. ten Hagen and Alexander M.M. Eggermont

Part II. Techniques and prerequisites for regional therapy
1. Interventional radiotherapy
Enrique Lopez Hänninen and Timm Denecke

2. Surgical strategies
Sandra Grünberg and Peter M. Schlag

3. Regional thermotherapy
Peter Wust and Johanna Gellermann

4. Radiofrequency thermal ablation
Eren Berber and Allan E. Siperstein

5. Cryoablation for primary and secondary liver tumors
Tristan D. Yan, Faruque Rriffat, and David L. Morris

6. A personal history of photodynamic therapy
Thomas J. Dougherty

7. Ultrasound guided therapy
Robert F. Wong, Amanjit S. Gill, and Manoop S. Bhutani

8. Nanocarriers and drug delivery
Svetlana Gelperina

9. Local gene therapy for cancer
Wolfgang Walther, Ulrike S. Stein, and Peter M. Schlag

Part III. Indications and results for different tumor entities
1. Regional chemotherapy of primary and metastatic liver tumors
Rebecca Taylor, James Tomlinson, and Nancy Kemeny

2. Focal liver ablation techniques in primary and secondary liver tumors
Giuseppe Garcea and David P. Berry

3. Peritoneal surface oncology
Yehuda Skornick and Paul H. Sugarbaker

4. Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma
David P. Mangiameli, Steven K. Libutti, James F. Pingpank, and H. Richard Alexander

5. Regional therapy of pancreatic cancer
Hiroshi Yoshida, Yasuhiro Mamada, Nobuhiko Taniai, Yoshiaki Mizuguchi, Tetsuya Shimizu, Yoshiharu Nakamura,
Takayuki Aimoto, Eiji Uchida, and Takashi Tajiri

6. Regional breast cancer treatment
Moshe Z. Papa and Siegel Sadetzki

7. Regional therapy in ovarian cancer
Marcello Deraco, Francesco Raspagliesi, and Shigeki Kusamura

8. Regional therapy of tumors of the bladder
Ingo Kausch and Dieter Jocham

9. Regional therapy of rectal cancer
Stefano A. Guadagni, Mario Schietroma, Giammaria Fiorentini, Maurizio Cantore, Claudio Lely, Cristina Ruscitti,
Marco Clementi, Evangelos Kanavos, and Gianfranco Amicucci

10. Percutaneous laser ablation of lung metastases
Christiane Weigel, Claus-Dieter Heidecke, and Norbert Hosten

11. Regional therapy of brain tumors
Andreas Jordan and Klaus Maier-Hauff

12. Hyperthermic intrapleural chemotherapy in pleural malignancy
Frans A.N. Zoetmulder and Serge van Ruth

13. Isolated limb perfusion in advanced soft tissue sarcomas
Peter M. Schlag and Per-Ulf Tunn

14. Isolated limb perfusion for melanoma intransit metastases
Flavia Brunstein, Dirk J. Grünhagen, Timo ten Hagen, and


ISBN-13: 9781617377112
Publisher: Springer (Humana Press)
Publication date: December, 2010
Pages: 470
Weight: 985g
Availability: POD
Subcategories: General, Oncology, Oncology
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