Al B. Benson, MD
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Benson A.; Pancreatic Cancer: Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Treatment. Ann Intern Med. 1999;130:251. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-130-3-199902020-00041
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1999;130(3):251.
Reber HA; ed. 347 pages. Totowa, NJ: Humana; 1998. $125.00. ISBN 0896034666. Order phone 201-256-1699.
Field of medicine: Oncology and cancer biology.
Format: Hardcover book.
Audience: Laboratory scientists and medical, radiation, and surgical oncologists with an interest in pancreatic cancer.
Purpose: To assemble international authorities on pancreatic cancer in an effort to “reflect the current state of both the art and the science in the field.”
Content: The book is divided into three parts—etiology and pathogenesis, diagnosis and staging, and treatment. Developments in laboratory science, including molecular genetics, the role of polypeptide growth factors, genetic abnormalities, screening techniques to detect altered gene products, and tumor antigens, are emphasized. The chapters on treatment focus on adenocarcinoma of the pancreas and discuss surgical techniques; palliative techniques, including stent placement and laparoscopic bypass procedures; chemotherapy; and radiation therapy in detail.
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