Gastrointestinal Tract Cancer


are to be congratulated, not only on their choice of expert contributors and their subjects, but on producing a volume with a remarkably uniform literary style. As a result, it provides both profitable and enjoyable reading. There are substantial articles on the relationship of the immune system to gastrointestinal cancer, and an authoritative review of ot chain disease as it affects the gut. The absence of consideration of lymphomas of the gastrointestinal tract is a surprising and perhaps unfortunate omission. The epidemiology of these diseases is described in an exemplary manner, at any rate for the understanding and interest of the clinician. The importance of hereditary factors is well defined, including an authoritative review of familial polyposis coli. There is also a most useful section on experimental carcinogenesis, animal systems and models, which will be of interest to clinicians, pathologists and others, as well as to research workers. The use of carcino-embryonic antigen is discussed in a detailed and critical man-

DOI: 10.1038/bjc.1979.301

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@article{Duncan1979GastrointestinalTC, title={Gastrointestinal Tract Cancer}, author={William P. Duncan}, journal={British Journal of Cancer}, year={1979}, volume={40}, pages={962 - 962} }