This book is a comprehensive guide to rectal cancer care that will provide general and colorectal surgeons details regarding the latest developments in the field. The book aims to cover the dynamic shifts in rectal cancer care that have taken place over recent years. Management approaches, such as watch-and-wait and transanal approaches, are evaluated and assessed by experienced physicians to give readers a full understanding of the available treatment options. Chapter summaries are included to give a clinical overview of each approach and to assist the understanding of each topic covered, and make the book applicable to both general surgeons and specialist practice nurses, as well as rectal cancer specialists.
• Up-to-date volume that includes new treatment methods
• A focus on regional management and treatment records
• Data included to show effectiveness of new treatments
• Mary Kwann, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Department of Surgery. Board certified in both Surgery & Colon and Rectal Surgery, she specializes in colon and rectal surgery at University of Minnesota. With an MD from Harvard Medical School Dr Kwaan completed her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA in General Surgery, then completed her Fellowship at the University of Minnesota in Colon and Rectal Surgery), along with her MS at Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA.
• Andrew P. Zbar, MB BS, FRCS (Ed.), FRCS (Gen.), FRACS, FCCS Professor of General and Colorectal Surgery Queen Elizabeth Hospital Barbados 2002-PRESENT. Trained in Australia in General Surgery 1978-1993. Postgraduate colorectal work in anorectal physiology and colorectal cancer immunology and immunotherapy London Hammersmith Hospital 1993-1999. Co-Director of Coloproctology at Kaplan Hospital Tel Aviv 2000-2002. Specialist areas of interest are in functional anorectal disorders, colorectal cancer immunology and imaging of complex anorectal disorders.