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Pathology and Genetics of Tumours of the Digestive System


10 years after the previous volume on Pathology and Genetics of Tumours of the Digestive System, the International Agency for Research on Cancer publishes today this third volume of the 4th Edition of the now classic WHO series on histological and genetic typing of human tumours, the WHO Classification of Tumours of the Digestive System. This authoritative reference book provides an international standard for oncologists and pathologists and will serve as an indispensable guide for use in the design of studies monitoring response to therapy and clinical outcome. It also provides algorithmic approaches to the diagnosis of the major tumours of the digestive tract. Diagnostic criteria, pathological features, and associated genetic alterations are described in a strictly disease-oriented manner. Sections on all recognized neoplasms and their variants include new ICD-O codes, incidence, age and sex distribution, location, clinical signs and symptoms, pathology, genetics, and predictive factors. The book, prepared by more than 100 authors from 22 countries, contains some 700 colour photographs, numerous tables and figures and more than 3700 references.

Available at WHO Press.