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New Concepts in Diagnosis and Therapy of Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma
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Main description:

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.


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Adopts a multidisciplinary approach to pancreatic adenocarcinoma Covers the entire spectrum of the disease, from clinical presentation to pathology, diagnosis, and treatment Includes all the disciplines involved in the management of pancreatic adenocarcinoma Explains new discoveries in the area of molecular biology Addresses the cost-effectiveness of diagnostic strategies


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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. Its primary goals are to offer a valuable source of information for clinicians involved in the management of patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma and to provide a modern guide to the disease for those who are interested in updating their knowledge, including fellows and senior residents. The book 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. Each diagnostic strategy is critically reviewed with regard to cost-effectiveness. The concluding part of the book, on therapy, gives a panoramic overview of the various therapeutic options, from surgery to chemotherapy and palliative approaches based on interventional endoscopy and radiology.



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.


PRODUCT DETAILS

ISBN-13: 9783540853800
Publisher: Springer (Springer Berlin Heidelberg)
Publication date: October, 2010
Pages: 188
Availability: Available
Subcategories: Diseases and Disorders, Gastroenterology, General, Oncology, Radiology
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“The main target of the book is to provide the reader with updated data and knowledge on the latest advances not only in the therapeutic but also in the diagnostic field … . The text will be appreciated by surgeons, radiologists and clinicians, as it represents an important tool in their daily work. It should be a useful, complementary companion to the previous one on acute and chronic pancreatic disease.” (G. Beluffi, La radiologia medica, Vol. 117, 2012)

“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)

“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)