Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. The Nature of Pancreatic Cancer

    1. Roberto A. Rovasio
      Pages 27-38
    2. Olca Basturk, Ipek Coban, N. Volkan Adsay
      Pages 39-70
    3. Ondine Cleaver, Raymond J. MacDonald
      Pages 71-117
    4. Georg Feldmann, Anirban Maitra
      Pages 119-141
    5. Gabriele Capurso, Stefano Festa, Matteo Piciucchi, Roberto Valente, Gianfranco Delle Fave
      Pages 171-197
    6. Volker Fendrich, Peter Langer, Detlef K. Bartsch
      Pages 200-232
    7. Patrick Michl, Albrecht Neesse, Thomas M. Gress
      Pages 233-253
    8. John D. Abad, Keith D. Lillemoe
      Pages 255-283
    9. Craig D. Logsdon, Baoan Ji, Rosa F. Hwang
      Pages 285-315
    10. Chenwei Li, Diane M. Simeone
      Pages 317-331
    11. Caroline R. Sussman, Gwen Lomberk, Raul Urrutia
      Pages 387-402
    12. Marina Pasca di Magliano, Matthias Hebrok
      Pages 403-418
    13. Alixanna Norris, Murray Korc
      Pages 419-439
    14. David J. McConkey, Woonyoung Choi, Keith Fournier, Lauren Marquis, Vijaya Ramachandran, Thiruvengadam Arumugam
      Pages 457-469
    15. Michelle Lockley, David Tuveson
      Pages 471-495
    16. Sarah Tonack, John Neoptolemos, Eithne Costello
      Pages 509-533
    17. Mert Erkan, Irene Esposito, Helmut Friess, Jörg Kleeff
      Pages 535-563
    18. William Greenhalf, John Neoptolemos
      Pages 565-600
    19. Jens Waldmann, Peter Langer, Detlef K. Bartsch
      Pages 601-622
  3. Clinical Management of Pancreatic Cancer

    1. Robert A. Wolff
      Pages 623-649
    2. Jens Werner, Stephan Herzig
      Pages 651-673
    3. Anne Marie Lennon, Michael Goggins
      Pages 675-701
    4. Aparna Balachandran, Priya Bhosale, Chuslip Charnsangavej
      Pages 703-729
    5. Eric P. Tamm, Aparna Balachandran, Priya R. Bhosale, Leonardo P. Marcal
      Pages 731-761
    6. Ioannis S. Papanikolaou, Thomas Rösch
      Pages 763-800
    7. Nicholas Alexakis, Robert Sutton
      Pages 801-811
    8. Milind Javle, Michael Fisch
      Pages 813-838
    9. Folasade P. May, Field F. Willingham, David L. Carr-Locke
      Pages 839-857
    10. Ferga C. Gleeson, Michael J. Levy
      Pages 859-894
    11. Dirk J. Gouma, O. R. C. Busch, T. M. van Gulik
      Pages 895-912
    12. Alicia Okines, Gihan Ratnayake, Ian Chau, David Cunningham
      Pages 913-949
    13. Stephen H. Settle, Jeffrey J. Meyer, Christopher H. Crane
      Pages 951-970
    14. Nuh N. Rahbari, Nathan Mollberg, Moritz Koch, John P. Neoptolemos, Jürgen Weitz, Markus W. Büchler
      Pages 971-996
    15. Paula Ghaneh, John P. Neoptolemos, David Cunningham
      Pages 1051-1077
    16. Naimish Pandya, Michael C. Garofalo, William F. Regine
      Pages 1079-1092
    17. Alysandra Lal, Douglas B. Evans
      Pages 1093-1108
    18. Gauri R. Varadhachary
      Pages 1109-1124
    19. Cristina R. Ferrone, Carlos Fernandez-del Castillo, Andrew L. Warshaw
      Pages 1125-1139
    20. Laureano Fernández-Cruz
      Pages 1141-1151
    21. Masao Tanaka
      Pages 1153-1171

About this book


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.

Authors and affiliations

  • John P. Neoptolemos
    • 1
  • Raul Urrutia
    • 2
  • James L. Abbruzzese
    • 3
  • Markus W. Büchler
    • 4
  1. 1.University of LiverpoolLiverpoolUK
  2. 2.Mayo ClinicRochesterUSA
  3. 3.The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA
  4. 4.University of HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany

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