Pancreatic Cancer

  • Hanno Riess
  • Andrea Goerke
  • Helmut Oettle

Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 177)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Pancreatic Cancer: Step by Step Forward

    1. Hanno Riess, Andrea Goerke, Helmut Oettle
      Pages 1-2
  3. Diagnosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 3-3
    2. Christian Stroszczynski, Robert Grützmann, Thomas Kittner
      Pages 5-14
  4. Therapy and Monitoring of Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Marcus Bahra, Ulf Neumann
      Pages 29-38
    3. Christoph Röcken, Matthias P. A. Ebert
      Pages 39-48
    4. Andreas Kaiser, Volker Budach
      Pages 65-77
    5. Ralf Wilkowski, Maria Wolf, Volker Heinemann
      Pages 79-93
    6. Timm Denecke, Enrique Lopez Hänninen
      Pages 95-104
    7. Juri Ruf, Holger Amthauer
      Pages 105-110
    8. Marcus Bahra, Dietmar Jacob
      Pages 111-120
  5. New Treatment Strategies and Outlook

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Karl-Hermann Schlingensiepen, Birgit Fischer-Blass, Susanne Schmaus, Sylvia Ludwig
      Pages 137-150

About this book

Introduction

Although pancreatic cancer is one of the most serious forms of cancers, the outlook for patients could be improved. The lack of clinical symptoms of early, surgically removable disease most often limits curative treatment options. The aggressive tumor cell biology, leading to a locally advanced nature of the disease and to early metastases, allows curative resection in only 20% of patients at the time of diagnosis. This book gives insight into the current understanding of the management of pancreatic cancer and considers recent findings in cancer research. It provides answers to questions of how to know when cancer is respectable, how to proceed when the diagnosis comes too late for a curative approach, and how to assess different study results. Moreover, it highlights new upcoming therapeutic options and experimental approaches, which might further improve the future prospects for patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma.

Keywords

CT Chemoradiation Staging adjuvant therapy brachytherapy cancer carcinoma cell computed tomography (CT) imaging liver metastasis pancreatic cancer targeted therapy tumor

Authors and affiliations

  • Hanno Riess
    • 1
  • Andrea Goerke
    • 1
  • Helmut Oettle
    • 1
  1. 1.Medizinische Klinik mit Schwerpunkt Hämatologie und OnkologieCharité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Campus Virchow-KlinikumBerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-71279-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-71266-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-71279-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0080-0015
  • About this book
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