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Download Early Cancer of the Gastrointestinal Tract Endoscopy, Pathology, and Treatment eBook PDF Advanced cancers of the gastrointestinal tract develop
from either superficial neoplasm or early cancer, and if they could be identified in these stages by endoscopy and diagnosed pathologically as cancer by biopsy, the
benefit for patients would be immeasurable. We hope that the global dissemination of this knowledge and the
techniques for the diagnosis and therapy of either superficial neoplasm or early cancer will be of worldwide benefit.Differences in the diagnostic criteria for cancer of  the gastrointestinal tract, especially for early cancer,
between Japanese and Western pathologists have been a long-standing issue. Surgically resected specimens
of either superficial esophageal cancer, early gastric cancer, or early colon cancer have often been diagnosed
as dysplasia by Western pathologists. Gastroenterologists, endoscopists, and gastrointestinal surgeons have
been unable to resolve this issue.

This became a topic of personal interest during a lecture and live demonstra-
tion in a Western country. In the autumn of 1996, eight pathologists from Japan, North America, and Europe gathered and reviewed the same pathological specimens
during the Asian Pacific Congress in Yokohama, Japan. R.J. Schlemper, who was a visiting scientist at Showa
University Fujigaoka Hospital at that time, worked as the coordinator and raised this issue. In 1997,T. Oohara, president of the 53rd Congress of the Japan Gastroen-
terological Endoscopy Society, chose it as a topic of the congress, addressing it in an international symposium.

Publication of Dr. Schlemper’s article in Lancet (1997;349:1725–9) eventually led to the Vienna classification. More recently, it was our great honor and pleas-
ure for the Japanese macroscopic classification to be recognized internationally as the Paris classification
(2003). In this way, M. Kaminishi, who succeeded Professor Oohara, J.R. Jass, who attended the international
symposium, R.J. Schlemper, and R. Fujita were appointed as the planning editors of this book.

The main feature of this book is that it is organized in the form of contrasting the views of East and West, bringing in the opinions of world experts in both endo-
scopic and microscopic specialities. From Japan, where early cancer has been intensively studied, we believe we
have collected important articles exploring the natural history of early cancer, which has been demonstrated to develop into advanced cancer.We have also included an
article describing many cases of Barrett’s cancer, though rare in Japan, from Professor Stolte. The diagnostic
methods for early cancer, including chromoscopy, magnifying endoscopy, and narrow band imaging (NBI)  are still developing. Even endoscopic therapies, such as endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) and endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD), as well as laparoscopic
surgery and combination therapies, are in their developmental stages. Since more than five years have passed from the planning of this book to its publication, we
asked the authors for additions and revisions immediately before publication. We would like to sincerely thank them for their cooperation.

 

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