Multidisciplinary Management of Pancreatic Cancer

Rachit Kumar, Joseph M. Herman, Christopher L. Wolfgang, Lei Zheng

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Abstract

Pancreatic cancer (pancreatic adenocarcinoma) remains one of the deadliest malignancies in the western hemisphere despite improved surgical technique, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. The appropriate management of this malignancy should incorporate multiple treatment modalities for optimal opportunity for cure. Recent trials with a variety of treatment techniques confer improved survival of patients with pancreatic cancer, even in the metastatic setting. In this review, the importance of multidisciplinary management of pancreatic cancer based on disease stage is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)265-287
Number of pages23
JournalSurgical Oncology Clinics of North America
Volume22
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2013

Keywords

  • Chemotherapy
  • Multidisciplinary care
  • Pancreatectomy
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Radiation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oncology

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