Understanding Pancreatic Cancer: Current Trends - ECAB - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9788131226766, 9788131232446

Understanding Pancreatic Cancer: Current Trends - ECAB

1st Edition

Editors: Markus Büchler Shailesh Shrikhande
eBook ISBN: 9788131232446
Paperback ISBN: 9788131226766
Imprint: Elsevier India
Published Date: 24th February 2011

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Pancreatic cancer remains a dismal disease with an incidence that is on the rise even in a low incidence region like India. In recent years, there have been significant advances in the understanding of pancreatic cancer largely due to strides in modern molecular biology, pathology and radiology. While molecular biology continues to provide an optimistic vision for future treatment approaches to this deadly disease, the recent identification of PanIN’s and resection margins in pancreatic cancer have important implications for current day-to-day practice. This book explains how better understanding of IPMN and its management has improved the scope of pancreatic tumors. It also explains what role do heat shock proteins perform in cancer. The book gives concise description on how a number of important advances have made pancreatic pathology an exciting and rapidly advancing field. There are chapters that explain how good endoscopic ultrasound is in detection of cancer pancreas and also talk about experimental studies on obstructive jaundice and biliary drainage. Neo-adjuvant strategies in operable pancreatic adenocarcinomas are also being explained in detail. It is sincerely hoped that this book will update the busy clinician as well as the academician on various aspects of current importance in management of pancreatic cancer.

Key Features

  • Understanding the role of IPMN in improving the scope of pancreatic tumors
  • Describing performance of heat shock proteins in cancer
  • Throwing some light on usefulness of endoscopic ultrasound in detecting cancer pancreas
  • Getting an insight into neo-adjuvant strategies in operable pancreatic adenocarcinomas


Table of Contents

Role of Heat Shock Proteins in Cancer

Recent Advances in Pathology of Pancreatic Cancer

Positron Emission Tomography Scan in Pancreatic Cancer—Current Standards

Endoscopic Ultrasound in Pancreatic Cancer: How Good is the Evidence?

Pre-operative Biliary Drainage in Pancreatic Cancer

Neo-adjuvant Strategies in Operable Pancreatic Adenocarcinomas


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About the Editor

Markus Büchler

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of General Surgery University of Heidelberg Im Neuenheimer Feld 110 D-69120 Heidelberg Germany

Shailesh Shrikhande

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Surgeon Department of GI and HPB Surgical Oncology Tata Memorial Centre Mumbai, India