Hormonal effects on gastrointestinal cancer growth

Courtney M. Townsend, Pomila Singh, James C. Thompson

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Carcinomas of the large bowel, stomach, and pancreas account for more than 150,000 new cases of cancer and cause the death of 75,000 patients yearly. 1 Treatment of patients with these cancers relies heavily on adequate surgical resection. This is effective only when localized tumor is present. There is no effective systemic treatment for metastatic colon, stomach, or pancreatic cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGrowth of the Gastrointestinal Tract
Subtitle of host publicationGastrointestinal Hormones and Growth Factors
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781351364348
ISBN (Print)9781138105652
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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