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Title Current and emerging therapies in pancreatic cancer / Tanios Bekaii-Saab, Bassel El-Rayes, editors
Published Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2018]


Description 1 online resource : illustrations (chiefly color)
Contents Pancreatic Cancer Epidemiology and Environmental Risk Factors -- Anatomy of the Pancreas and Biliary Tree -- Pathology: Preneoplastic and Neoplastic Disease and Molecular Genetics -- Screening for Pancreatic Cancer: Who to Screen and How to Follow-up? -- Staging and Prognostic Implications -- Current and Emerging Therapies in Pancreatic Cancer -- Imaging of Pancreatic Malignancies -- Advanced Endoscopic Procedures -- How to Treat Resectable Disease -- The Management of Locally Advanced Non-Metastatic Pancreas Cancer -- Cytotoxic Therapy in Advanced Pancreatic Cancer: Where We Are and Where We Are Headed -- Molecularly Targeted Therapies in Pancreatic Cancer -- Targeting the Tumor Microenvironment -- Synthetic Lethality: Achilles Heel in Select Patient Subpopulations -- Immune Therapies in Pancreatic Cancer -- Vaccine Therapy in Pancreatic Cancer -- Virotherapies in Pancreatic Cancer -- Novel Radiotherapy Modalities -- The Role for Palliative Surgical Interventions in Pancreatic Cancer -- Current and Emerging Therapies in Pancreatic Cancer: Do They Provide Value?
Summary This book provides a comprehensive, state-of-the art review of current and new therapies in treating pancreatic cancer. In addition to discussing the current landscape for treating various stages of pancreatic cancer, the text highlights several standard and emerging approaches, with a particular emphasis on novel endoscopic, surgical, chemotherapeutic, radiotherapeutic, targeted, and immunotherapeutic strategies. The volume also features concepts on the potential economic effects associated with the development and implementation of new treatments in pancreatic cancer
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on April 23, 2019)
Subject Pancreas -- Cancer -- Treatment
Pancreatic Neoplasms -- therapy
MEDICAL -- Oncology.
Form Electronic book
Author Bekaii-Saab, Tanios, editor.
El-Rayes, Bassel, editor
ISBN 9783319582566