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November 1989

Colorectal Cancer: From Pathogenesis to Prevention

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Omaha, Neb

Arch Surg. 1989;124(11):1351. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1989.01410110113024

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This book contains a potpourri of information about colorectal cancer, with accounts by some of the world's outstanding authorities. Hypotheses about the etiology and pathogenesis are discussed throughout the book, with ample documentation of the pros and cons surrounding these issues. The style is very comfortable. The contents of each chapter have been provided "up front" on the respective title pages, thereby enabling the reader to focus immediately on areas of special interest. The type, tables, and figures are of excellent quality.

This is one of the best panoramictype treatises on colorectal cancer that I have read. For those like me who have a particular interest in colon cancer, there will be difficulty in putting the book to rest. All of the chapters are of impeccable scientific accuracy. I particularly enjoyed Dr Harnden's treatise on the genetic predisposition of colorectal cancer. Another excellent chapter is that by Wargovich and Hu,

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