Researchers have forged new understanding of colorectal cancer in recent years. That developing knowledge has led to new treatment methodologies and an increase in early detection of the disease. This text focuses on the practical application of the latest advances, emphasizing the therapeutic strategies that have now evolved. An international team of experts contributes their experience in a wide range of specialties, so that all aspects of colorectal cancer are fully explored in this volume. Proctologists, general practitioners and oncologists, as well as students in these fields, will benefit from chapters on genetics and molecular pathology and a comprehensive overview of current and developing treatments.