Books

GI Emergencies: A Quick Reference Guide

Robert C. Lowe, MD; Francis A. Farraye, MD, MSc
2011; ISBN 1-55642-990-8

Novel immunoassay detected early stage pancreatic cancer

January 21, 2010
2010 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium A novel immunoassay that identifies and quantifies blood levels of the PAM4 protein may detect…

In the Journals

Young-onset of pancreatic cancer increased familial risk for the disease

January 13, 2010
The risk for developing pancreatic cancer increased sixfold compared to the general population for those people with multiple relatives with…

Patients traveling farther for esophageal, pancreatic surgical cancer care

HemOnc Today, October 10, 2009
A recent trend toward the centralization of cancer surgery at high-volume hospitals may pose a barrier for patients traveling long distances to…

Books

Curbside Consultation of the Pancreas: 49 Clinical Questions

Scott Tenner, MD, MPH; Alphonso Brown, MD, MS Clin Epi; Frank Gress, MD
2009; ISBN 1-55642-814-6

In the Journals

Reason for higher pancreatic cancer rates in blacks still unclear

September 1, 2009
Pancreatic cancer mortality rates have been higher among blacks; however, the risk is not attributable to currently known and accepted risk…

In the Journals

Dietary fat increased risk for pancreatic cancer

June 30, 2009
Elevated intake of fat of animal origin, particularly red meat and dairy, was associated with increased risk for pancreatic cancer, according to…

In the Journals

Obesity linked to node-positive pancreatic cancer

March 24, 2009
After surgical resection for pancreatic cancer, reduced survival rate and node-positive pancreatic cancer were observed in patients with BMI…

In the Journals

ABO blood type linked to risk for pancreatic cancer

March 12, 2009
Patients with type A, B or AB blood may be at an increased risk for developing incident pancreatic cancer, according to data from an analysis of…

Meeting Highlights

PAM4 recognized early biomarker for pancreatic carcinoma

HemOnc Today, February 10, 2009
2009 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium The PAM4 antibody identified a mucin glycoprotein present at the earliest stages of pancreatic carcinoma…

Case Challenges

Options to treat metastatic pancreatic cancer

HemOnc Today, November 25, 2008
Wajeeha Razaq, MD

Wajeeha Razaq An otherwise healthy white man aged 52 years presented to the ED with two to three week’s history of anorexia, nausea, diffuse…

Cover Story

Pancreatic cancer: Progress lacking

HemOnc Today, September 25, 2008
Pancreatic cancer has been receiving increased media attention in recent months due to a couple of high-profile cases. Actor Patrick Swayze issued…

Salivary mRNA associated with pancreatic cancer

May 20, 2008
Digestive Disease Week 2008 Salivary mRNA biomarkers may detect pancreatic cancer at an earlier stage than other pancreatic cancer detection methods…

In the Journals

Chemotherapy delays recurrence of pancreatic cancer after surgery

HemOnc Today, February 1, 2007
Gemcitabine used for chemotherapy delayed cancer recurrence after pancreatic cancer surgery, according to a report published in the Journal of the

Curbside Consultation

Large Pancreatic Cysts: When to Operate, Whom to Involve

Healio Gastroenterology, July 2016
John D. Christein, MD
A: Pancreatic cystic lesions are being diagnosed with increasing frequency in asymptomatic patients or incidentally through investigation of an…

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