The book is a compilation of an overall review of esophageal cancer, including the historical overview in nuances of diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. The book makes an ideal reference for every clinician dealing with cases of cancer of esophagus. The first author (Dr Praful Desai) is an authority in the field.
Cancer esophagus, though easy to diagnose, is often detected late after metastasis has supervened. With early diagnosis and appropriate management, the results are often satisfactory. Surgical management requires long experience with a specialist. The advent of chemoradiotherapy, when appropriately used, has improved survival rate. Complications like anastomotic disruptions and consequent leakages are not uncommon with inexperienced hands and can lead to significant morbidity and occasionally even mortality. This compilation refers to an overall review of esophageal cancer, which includes a historical overview, epidemiology and the nuances of diagnostic and therapeutic approaches.
|Publishers||CBS Publishers & Distributors|
|Author||Praful Desai | Ratna Parikh|
|Size||28×40/16 (trimmed 173×240mm)|
|About the Author||
Praful Desai MS has been in the field of oncology for 57 years. He FRCS FACS was the director and chief of surgery for 16 years and trained two generations of surgical oncologists at the country’s leading cancer centre, The Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai, India. Technology transfer programs, professional education divisions, computerization of records, and development of rural cancer units were initiated by Dr Desai. He has received national and international recognitions for his continued commitment to oncology. The UICC International Cancer Congress in 1994 at New Delhi, India, under his leadership was a landmark in oncology, which gave a major thrust to oncology in India. The Padma Bhushan award in 1981, the Mucio Athayde International Prize of the UICC in 1998, the Harvard Medical International Award for oncology worldwide in 2003 and the Dhanvantri Award in 2007 are a few important landmarks in his career as a committed oncologist striving to strengthen oncologic science for its onward transmission to the future ages.
Ratna Parikh MS FACS FAIS has graduated in surgery from Grant Medical College and JJ Hospital, Mumbai. Thereafter, she worked as a lecturer at BYL Nair Hospital, Mumbai, and has six years of teaching experience. She trained and worked in surgical oncology with Dr Praful Desai for 18 years. She visited MD Anderson and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centres, USA. She is the coordinating editor of the book Practical Clinical Oncology by Dr Praful Desai and has contributed chapters to this volume. She has publications and presentations both nationally and internationally. In 2012, she was elected fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Presently, she is a consultant at Bharatiya Arogya Nidhi and Breach Candy Hospitals, Mumbai.