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Focus on Pancreatic Cancer Research (Horizons in Cancer Research, Volume 15)
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Editors: Loft, Maxwell A.
Book Description:
Carcinoma of the pancreas has markedly increased in incidence over the past several decades, and now ranks as the fourth leading cause of cancer death. Cancer of the pancreas is abnormal cell growth in the tissue of the pancreas which is a small organ (about six inches long) located next to the small intestine, behind the stomach. The pancreas has two main jobs in the body: to produce juices that help digest (break down) food and to produce hormones, such as insulin and glucagon, that help control blood sugar levels. Both of these hormones help the body use and store the energy it gets from food. The majority of pancreatic cancers are adenocarcinomas. Adenocarcinomas are tumors that arise from the exocrine portion of the pancreas. The exocrine portion of the pancrease produces digestive fluids. A small number of pancreatic cancers begin in the endocrine pancreas. The endocrine portion produces hormones (such as insulin). Despite the high mortality rate associated with pancreatic cancer, its etiology is poorly understood, it is rarely curable and has an overall survival rate of less than 4%. Research on changing the survival rates of this stubborn disease is highlighted in this new book.

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Chapter I - Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy of the Pancreas PP. 1-32
(Fan Lin, Geisinger Medical Center, USA and Gregg Staerkel, University of Texas, USA)

Chapter II - Chemoradiation Therapy for Locally Advanced Pancreatic Carcinoma: Introperative and Conformal External Beam Radiation Therapy with or without Protracted 5-Fluorouracil Infusion PP. 33-47
(Junji Furuse, et al., National Cancer Center Hospital, Japan)

Chapter III - Transduodenal Intraluminal High Dose Rate Brachytherapy in the Treatment of Pancreatic and Bile Duct Carcinoma PP. 49-64
(Josef Dvorak et al., Charles University Medical School and Teaching Hospital, Czech Republic)

Chapter IV - Microsatellite Instability in Pancreatic Cancer PP. 64-83
(Bunzo Nakata and Kosei Hirakawa, Osaka City University, Japan)

Chapter V - Laparoscopic Resection of the Pancreas PP. 85-94
(Nobumi Tagaya and Keiichi Kubota, Dokkyo University School of Medicine, Japan)

Chapter VI - Recent Advances in Polyphenol Research Against Pancreatic Cancer PP. 95-111
(Moriatsu Takada et al., Kobe University, Japan)


      Horizons in Cancer Research
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2005
   ISBN: 1-59454-270-8
   Status: AV
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