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Management of Localized Pancreatic Cancer

Current Treatment and Challenges

  • Susan Tsai
  • Paul S. Ritch
  • Beth A. Erickson
  • Douglas B. Evans

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Susan Tsai, Douglas B. Evans
    Pages 1-7
  3. Ashley N. Krepline, Flavio G. Rocha, Susan Tsai
    Pages 39-45
  4. Mariana I. Chavez
    Pages 47-53
  5. William A. Hall, Beth A. Erickson
    Pages 85-96
  6. Kathleen K. Christians
    Pages 97-103
  7. Kathleen K. Christians, Beth A. Erickson
    Pages 105-112
  8. Beth A. Erickson, William A. Hall
    Pages 113-132
  9. Jennifer L. Geurts
    Pages 143-151
  10. Gwen Lomberk, Raul Urrutia
    Pages 187-198
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 199-205

About this book


This book is designed to present a comprehensive understanding for the rationale of neoadjuvant treatment sequencing for localized pancreatic cancer and to focus on accurate clinical staging and stage-specific treatment sequencing. Sections address important aspects of clinical management of localized pancreatic cancer from diagnosis to surgery. These areas include initial radiographic staging, management of obstructive jaundice, role of chemotherapy and chemoradiation in neoadjuvant therapy, assessment of treatment response, and operative considerations for complex vascular resections.  A brief review of suggested readings addressing the particular topic follows in each section, as well as a summary of clinical “pearls”. 

Management of Localized Pancreatic Cancer: Current Treatment and Challenges provides a comprehensive resource which clearly defines the principles of neoadjuvant therapy as well as a clinical framework for successful therapy. It serves as a valuable  guide to physicians of multiple disciplines who are interested in utilizing neoadjuvant therapy for localized pancreatic cancer.


Neoadjuvant Therapy Tumor biology Vascular Reconstruction Palliative Care pathophysiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Susan Tsai
    • 1
  • Paul S. Ritch
    • 2
  • Beth A. Erickson
    • 3
  • Douglas B. Evans
    • 4
  1. 1.Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of SurgeryThe Medical College of WisconsinMilwaukeeUSA
  2. 2.Division of Medical Oncology, Department of MedicineThe Medical College of WisconsinMilwaukeeUSA
  3. 3.Department of Radiation OncologyThe Medical College of WisconsinMilwaukeeUSA
  4. 4.Department of SurgeryThe Medical College of WisconsinMilwaukeeUSA

About the editors

Susan Tsai
The Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI 

Paul Ritch
Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Beth Erickson
The Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI 

Douglas Evans
The Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Management of Localized Pancreatic Cancer
  • Book Subtitle Current Treatment and Challenges
  • Editors Susan Tsai
    Paul S. Ritch
    Beth A. Erickson
    Douglas B. Evans
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-98943-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-98944-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 205
  • Number of Illustrations 8 b/w illustrations, 47 illustrations in colour
  • Topics General Surgery
    Surgical Oncology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Surgery & Anesthesiology


“This book's in-depth review approach to the management of pancreatic cancer patients is suitable for medical, radiation, and surgical oncologists. … the book will be of interest to the broader oncologic community including trainees seeking an understanding of specific topics. … This is an excellent resource for those interested in either a broad understanding of current and emerging management paradigms for localized pancreatic cancer or selected, state-of-art aspects of the care of these patients.” (Mark D. Hurwitz, Doody’s Book Reviews, May 1, 2020)