Pancreatic Cancer

  • Douglas B. Evans
  • Peter W. T. Pisters
  • James L. Abbruzzese

Part of the M. D. Anderson Solid Tumor Oncology Series book series (MDA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Epidemiology/Molecular Biology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Donghui Li
      Pages 3-13
    3. Marina E. Jean, Andrew M. Lowy, Paul J. Chiao, Douglas B. Evans
      Pages 15-28
    4. Jason B. Fleming
      Pages 47-61
    5. Ingrid M. Meszoely, Anna L. Means, Charles R. Scoggins, Steven D. Leach
      Pages 63-72
    6. David H. Berger, William E. Fisher
      Pages 73-81
  3. Staging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Harmeet Kaur, Evelyne M. Loyer, Elizabeth A. Lano, Chusilp Charnsangavej
      Pages 85-95
    3. H. J. Kim, K. C. Conlon
      Pages 115-121
  4. Surgery/Therapeutic Endoscopy/Pain Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Richard D. Schulick, Charles J. Yeo
      Pages 125-137
    3. Peter W. T. Pisters, Murray F. Brennan
      Pages 139-151
    4. Charles R. Scoggins, Ingrid M. Meszoely, Steven D. Leach, A. Scott Pearson
      Pages 161-169
    5. Jeffrey A. Drebin, Steven M. Strasberg
      Pages 171-180
    6. Bryan Clary, Theodore N. Pappas, Douglas Tyler
      Pages 181-191
    7. Gulam Abbas, Gary R. Gecelter
      Pages 193-200

About this book


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.


Pancreatic cancer Staging Surgical oncology carcinoma endoscopy metastatic disease surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Douglas B. Evans
    • 1
  • Peter W. T. Pisters
    • 1
  • James L. Abbruzzese
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Surgical OncologyThe University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Gastrointestinal Medical OncologyThe University Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-95185-0
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-21600-3
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