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Medicine - Oncology & Hematology | Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic Cancer

Evans, Douglas B., Pisters, Peter W.T., Abruzzese, James L. (Eds.)

2002, XX, 424 p.

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The field of solid tumor oncology is changing at an astonishing rate. To learn about new developments, generate fresh research perspectives, and then integrate these advancements into clinical practice is a daunting challenge confronting all who work in the oncology arena. The onset and rapid deployment of Internet capacities worldwide has created a mileau of global and instantaneous information access. The task of staying current is - coming even more challenging, and in some ways, more difficult to accomplish. Against this information pressure backdrop, how can yet more didactic material for the already overburdened oncology physician be justified? Based on the premise that we all must remain in a learning mode if we are to remain relevant, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Annual of Solid Tumor Oncology is designed to focus on a single disease site in each volume. It is our belief that there is an information “gray zone” that lies - tween the peer reviewed (and increasingly electronically available) individual research - port and the large comprehensive multiauthored textbook. Between these two loci there - ists an information gap that will be best served by a succinct disease site-focused volume that provides an in-depth analysis of current multimodality care for a specific solid tumor system, as well as the areas of basic, translational, and clinical research that will emerge for future clinical application.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Pancreatic cancer - Staging - Surgical oncology - carcinoma - endoscopy - metastatic disease - surgery

Related subjects » Oncology & Hematology - Surgery

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From the contents:PART I: Epidemiology/Molecular Biology. 1.Molecular Epidemiology 2.Molecular Biology of Pancreactic Cancer 3.Molecular Markers as a Tool for Early Diagnosis of Pancreatic 4. Cell Signaling Pathways in Pancreatic Cancer 5. Pancreatic Stem Cells and the Origin of c Cancer 6. Inherited Pancreatic Cancer Syndromes PART II: 7. Radiologic Staging: CT, MRI 8. Endoscopic Staging: EUS, paroscopic Staging PART III: Surgery/Therapeutic /Pain Management. 10. Whipple Procedure 11. Regional Lymph ection 12. Pylorus Preservation vs. Standard coduodenectomy 13. Vascular Resection and Reconstruction 14. s for Pancreatic-Biliary Reconstruction 15. Local Excision mpullary Tumors 16. Distal Pancreatectomy 17. Outcomes and the Surgical Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer 18. c Palliation for Locally Advanced and Metastatic Disease 19. gement PART IV: Multimodality Therapy. 20. Postoperative Therapy 21. Neoadjuvant Therapy 22. European Adjuvant Trials ant Regional Infusion Therapy 24. Intraoperative Radiation 5. Conformal Radiation Therapy 26. Radiation Sensitizers.- Part V: Emerging Therapies ...

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