Digestive System Tumours is the first volume in the 5thedition of the WHO series on the classification of human tumours. This series(also known as the WHO Blue Books) is regarded as the gold standard for thediagnosis of tumours and comprises a unique synthesis of histopathologicaldiagnosis with digital and molecular pathology. These authoritative and concisereference books provide indispensable international standards for anyoneinvolved in the care of patients with cancer or in cancer research, underpinningindividual patient treatment as well as research into all aspects of cancercausation, prevention, therapy, and education.
What is new in this edition?
The 5th edition, guided by the WHO Classification of Tumours Editorial Board,will establish a single coherent cancer classification presented across acollection of individual volumes organized on the basis of anatomical site(digestive system, breast, soft tissue and bone, etc.) and structured in asystematic manner, with each tumour type listed within a taxonomicclassification: site, category, family (class), type, and subtype. In eachvolume, the entities are now listed from benign to malignant and are describedunder an updated set of headings, including histopathology, diagnosticmolecular pathology, staging, and easy-to-read essential and desirablediagnostic criteria.
Who should read this book?
- Cancer researchers
- Cancer registrars
- Prepared by 168 authors and editors
- Contributors from 22 countries
- More than 1000 high-quality images
- More than 3700 references
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