Deborah Citrin, MD | Authors

Gastric Cancer

June 01, 2016

This comprehensive guide for oncologists covers the diagnosis, staging, treatment, and management of gastric cancer.

Colon, Rectal, and Anal Cancers

June 01, 2016

This management guide covers the risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, staging, and treatment of colorectal and anal cancers.

Cancer Management Chapter 13: Colon, rectal, and anal cancers

March 10, 2010

Despite the existence of excellent screening and preventive strategies, colorectal carcinoma (CRC) remains a major public health problem in Western countries. The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimated that in 2009, 146,970 people will be diagnosed with CRC, and 49,920 will die of the disease. CRC is the third most common type of cancer in both sexes (after prostate and lung cancers in men and lung and breast cancers in women) and the second most common cause of cancer death in the United States.

Cancer Management Chapter 10: Gastric cancer

March 09, 2010

Gastric cancer is more common than esophageal cancer in Western countries but is less fatal. More than 21,130 new cases of gastric cancer will be diagnosed in the United States in the year 2009, with 10,620 deaths expected. Worldwide, gastric cancer represents approximately 930,000 new cases and accounts for more than 700,000 deaths. The incidence and mortality of gastric cancer have been declining in most developed countries, including the United States; the age-adjusted risk (world estimate) fell 5% from 1985 to 1990.