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Written by a team of expert authors from all members of the multidisciplinary cancer care team, Pancreatic Cancer summarizes our current understanding of the epidemiology, genetics, imaging and treatment of these complex malignancies. Each imaging modality is reviewed, with an emphasis on MDCT, MRI and EUS; the key aspects of image interpretation are covered. Separate chapters focus on diagnosis and staging of ductal adenocarcinoma, cystic pancreatic neoplasms and neuroendocrine tumors; rare neoplasms and benign pancreatic disorders that mimic pancreatic cancer are also considered. All treatment options are discussed in detail, including surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy, and the multidisciplinary approach to patients with more advanced disease is fully reviewed. This volume is a state-of-the-art review of current practice and knowledge of pancreatic cancer. - Exceptional high-quality illustrations and scans aid diagnosis and staging of this malignancy - Concise, practical, cutting edge content from an international team of experts from all members of the multidisciplinary cancer care team - All treatment options reviewed, including surgery and palliative care CONTENTS Series foreword; Preface to Pancreatic Cancer; 1. Epidemiology and genetics of pancreatic cancer Srinivasa K. R. Prasad and Rong Zeng; 2. Pathology of pancreatic neoplasms Thomas C. Smyrk; 3. MDCT techniques for imaging pancreatic neoplasms Alec J. Megibow; 4. MRI techniques for evaluating pancreatic neoplasms Shawyon Shadman and Vamsi R. Narra; 5. Imaging evaluation of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma Steven S. Raman and David S. K. Lu; 6. Imaging evaluation of cystic pancreatic neoplasms Dushyant Sahani and Onofrio A. Catalano; 7. Imaging evaluation of pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms Ruedi F. Thoeni; 8. Role of endoscopic ultrasound in diagnosis and staging of pancreatic neoplasms Rajesh N. Keswani and Riad R. Azar; 9. Surgical staging and management of pancreatic adenocarcinoma Steven M. Strasberg; 10. Treatment of locally advanced and metastatic pancreatic cancer Benjamin R. Tan, Jeffrey Carenza and Joel Picus; 11. Rare pancreatic neoplasms and mimics of pancreatic cancer Naoki Takahashi; Index
Cambridge University Press
December 11, 2008
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