Pancreatic Cancer by H. RiessPancreatic Cancer by H. Riess

Pancreatic Cancer

EditorH. Riess, A. Goerke, H. Oettle

Paperback | October 19, 2010

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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. Patients are therefore often faced with a dreadful prognosis from a state of almost full physical health. Furthermore, because there is a high recurrence rate after curative resection, treatment of this tumor entity becomes a great challenge.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.
Title:Pancreatic CancerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:198 pages, 9.53 × 6.69 × 0 inPublished:October 19, 2010Publisher:Springer Berlin HeidelbergLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3642090346

ISBN - 13:9783642090349

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Table of Contents

Diagnosis: CT and MR imaging. Nuclear medical methods for the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer: Positron Emission Tomography (PET).- Therapy and Monitoring of Disease: Surgical techniques. Postoperative staging. Adjuvant therapy in patients with pancreatic cancer. First-line chemotherapy. Second-line chemotherapy. Neoadjuvant and adjuvant strategies for chemoradiation. Primary advanced unresectable pancreatic cancer. Brachytherapy of liver metastases. Detection of disease recurrence and monitoring of therapy. Surgical palliation.- New Treatment Strategies and Outlook: Antiangiogenic strategies in pancreatic cancer. Targeted therapy of the epidermal growth factor receptor in the treatment of pancreatic cancer. Antisense therapeutics for tumor treatment: The TGF-beta2 inhibitor AP 12009 in clinical development against malignant tumors. NF-kappaB as a molecular target in the therapy of pancreatic carcinoma. Immunotherapeutic approaches in pancreatic cancer. Src kinase and pancreatic cancer.