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Nine members of the staff at the Mayo Clinic contributed to this monograph although the major portions are written by Drs. Moertel and Reitemeir. The authors initially emphasize that it is doubtful that today's chemotherapeutic approaches to gastrointestinal carcinoma have any place in the routine practice of clinical medicine. Thus, the first portion of this text is directed to the clinical management of patients with advanced gastrointestinal cancer, that is, the management of those patients who are not candidates for definitive surgical therapy. The first chapter clearly defines the natural history of advanced carcinomas originating in the pancreas, stomach, and
Advanced Gastrointestinal Cancer. Clinical Management and Chemotherapy.. Ann Intern Med. 1970;73:154–155. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-73-1-154_4
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;73(1):154-155.
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