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Pancreatic Cancer

Editors: Neoptolemos, J.P., Urrutia, R., Abbruzzese, J., Büchler, M.D., M.W. (Eds.)

  • The only Major Reference Work entirely devoted to pancreatic cancer
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  • Soon to be the reference of choice among clinicians, pathologists, and basic scientists who now struggle to keep abreast of this complex and rapidly growing field
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Worldwide, there are an estimated 232, 000 new cases of pancreatic cancer annually. In the United States, it is the fourth leading cause of cancer death, and approximately 30,000 people die of pancreatic cancer each year. The disease is difficult to diagnose in its early stages, and most patients have incurable disease by the time they present with symptoms. The overall 5-year survival rate for this disease is less than 5%.

In organizing this handbook, Dr. Neoptolemos and his co-editors will produce a distinguished Major Reference Work devoted to pancreatic cancer. This handbook will have widespread appeal among clinicians, pathologists and basic scientists who are now struggling to understand this complex and rapidly expanding field.

Because of the recent and vast growth in both the clinical and scientific research being done in pancreatic cancer (there is currently an unprecedented investment by academia and industry in this field), each researcher’s knowledge of other specialty areas outside his or her own is now often quite limited. The aim of this book is to place these the tangible advances—those that are indispensable to all working on pancreatic cancer—readily at hand. The book will focus on advances that will not become dated, and the editors will choose authors who are the very best in each area.

About the authors

John Neoptolemos is Professor of Surgery and Head of the Division of Surgery and Oncology at the University of Liverpool and Honorary Consultant Surgeon at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital. As an undergraduate he studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge (BA 1973, MA 1976) before completing his clinical undergraduate training at Guys Hospital (Cambridge: MB, BChir 1976). He completed his academic and clinical training in Leicester under Prof. Sir Peter Bell, being awarded a Doctorate in Medicine in 1986.

Raul A. Urrutia, M.D., Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN USA. Dr. Urrutia was awarded his M.D., Magna Cum Laude, by the University of Cordoba, Argentina.

Dr. James L. Abbruzzese is the Chairman of the Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, where he holds the Annie Laurie Howard Research Distinguished Professorship. Author of over 150 original articles and book chapters, Dr. Abbruzzese has recently been appointed the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Pancreatology. He serves on the editorial board of a number of prestigious journals, including the Journal of Clinical Oncology and Clinical Cancer Research, and also serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research.

Markus W. Büchler is Professor of Surgery at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. He studied medicine at the Universities of Heidelberg and Berlin and was trained in surgery at the Department of Surgery, University of Ulm, where he was appointed a Consultant Surgeon in 1987 and Vice Chairman in 1991. Professor Büchler is a specialist in hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery (HPB) and, in particular, pancreatic surgery. He has a substantial curriculum of scientific publications in the field of HPB diseases, especially in translational research of pancreatic cancer. He is Editor or Editorial Board member of many leading journals in general and gastrointestinal surgery, translational and molecular research in pancreatology and other gastrointestinal diseases, including Annals of Surgery, British Journal of Surgery. Digestive Surgery (Editor), Pancreas, Langenbeck's Archive of Surgery (Editor), HPB, and Surgery.

Table of contents (54 chapters)

  • Epidemiology and Prospects for Prevention of Pancreatic Cancer

    Jiao, Li (et al.)

    Pages 3-25

  • Development and Structure of the Pancreas

    Rovasio, Roberto A.

    Pages 27-38

  • Pathologic Classification and Biological Behavior of Pancreatic Neoplasia

    Basturk, Olca (et al.)

    Pages 39-70

  • Developmental Molecular Biology of the Pancreas

    Cleaver, Ondine (et al.)

    Pages 71-117

  • Molecular Pathology of Precursor Lesions of Pancreatic Cancer

    Feldmann, Georg (et al.)

    Pages 119-141

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pancreatic Cancer
Editors
  • John P. Neoptolemos
  • Raul Urrutia
  • James Abbruzzese
  • Markus W Büchler, M.D.
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eReference ISBN
978-0-387-77498-5
Print + eBook ISBN
978-0-387-77499-2
Print ISBN
978-0-387-77497-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
LVIII, 1390
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