New Concepts in Diagnosis and Therapy of Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma by Andrea LaghiNew Concepts in Diagnosis and Therapy of Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma by Andrea Laghi

New Concepts in Diagnosis and Therapy of Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma

EditorAndrea Laghi

Paperback | December 7, 2012

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This book adopts a multidisciplinary approach to examine in detail a range of interesting new concepts in the diagnosis and therapy of pancreatic adenocarcinoma. It is divided into three parts. The first part provides an epidemiological and clinical overview of the disease, followed by an update on pathological findings, including new discoveries in the area of molecular biology. The second part, on diagnosis, offers detailed and comprehensive information on the advantages and disadvantages of different imaging techniques, including nuclear medicine and endoscopic ultrasound. The concluding part gives a panoramic overview of the various therapeutic options, from surgery to chemotherapy and palliative approaches based on interventional endoscopy and radiology. This book will be a valuable source of information for clinicians involved in the management of pancreatic adenocarcinoma and for all who are interested in updating their knowledge of the disease, including fellows and senior residents.
Title:New Concepts in Diagnosis and Therapy of Pancreatic AdenocarcinomaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:188 pages, 10.24 × 7.6 × 0 inPublished:December 7, 2012Publisher:Springer Berlin HeidelbergLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3642265642

ISBN - 13:9783642265648

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Table of Contents

Part I: Epidemiology, Clinical Aspects and Pathology: Epidemiology, Risk Factors and Clinical Presentation.- Pathology and Molecular Biology .- Part II: Diagnosis: The Case for US.-The Case for MDCT.- The Case for MRI.-EUS: When and Why.- The Role of PET-CT in Diagnosis, Staging and Follow-Up.- A Cost Decision Analysis for Diagnosis and Staging.- Part III: Therapy: The Case for Surgery.- The Locally Advanced Non-Metastatic Cancer.- The Metastatic Patient: Adjuvant Therapy.- The Role of Interventional Endoscopy.- The Role of Interventional Radiology.- Subject Index.

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From the reviews:"This book briefly summarizes our current understanding of the epidemiology, pathogenesis, and treatment of pancreatic adenocarcinoma . . book is written by leading European clinicians and intended for any practitioners involved in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma. . This succinct book imparts a great deal of current information related to imaging of pancreatic adenocarcinoma." (Parth Amin, Doody's Review Service, March, 2011)"The primary goal of this book is to provide an updated text on the multidisciplinary management of pancreatic adenocarcinoma and is suited both for radiologists and clinicians involved in the management of this challenging disease. . Overall this is a compact, well structured, easy to read book that succeeds in providing an up-to-date review on the diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic adenocarcinoma. The images adequately supplement the concise text . . This is a very useful text on pancreatic adenocarcinoma for specialists and non-specialists." (Zahir Amin, RAD Magazine, August, 2011)