Pancreatic Cancer

  • Medical Author:
    Francis W. Nugent, MD

    Dr. F.W. Nugent is a medical oncologist specializing in gastrointestinal cancers with a special interest in pancreatic cancer. Dr. Nugent graduated from Middlebury College with a bachelors degree in religion before graduating from Albany Medical College. He presently serves as vice-chairman of medical oncology at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Massachusetts.

  • Medical Author: Keith E. Stuart, MD
    Keith E. Stuart, MD

    Dr. Keith E. Stuart is a medical oncologist specializing in the study and treatment of cancers involving the gastrointestinal tract, with a special interest in tumors involving the liver. He was educated at Harvard University (graduating magna cum laude) and Albert Einstein College of Medicine and did his medical training at the New England Deaconess Hospital.

  • Medical Author: Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD
    Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD

    Dr. Charles "Pat" Davis, MD, PhD, is a board certified Emergency Medicine doctor who currently practices as a consultant and staff member for hospitals. He has a PhD in Microbiology (UT at Austin), and the MD (Univ. Texas Medical Branch, Galveston). He is a Clinical Professor (retired) in the Division of Emergency Medicine, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, and has been the Chief of Emergency Medicine at UT Medical Branch and at UTHSCSA with over 250 publications.

  • Medical Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD
    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Pancreatic Cancer Overview

Quick GuidePancreatic Cancer Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Pancreatic Cancer Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Where can people get support when coping with pancreatic cancer?

There are many fine organizations helping to provide support for individuals and families battling pancreatic cancer. Many hospitals provide support networks utilizing the expertise of trained social workers with experience in caring for people with cancer. Additionally, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PANCAN) and the American Cancer Society both provide information and support for people living with pancreatic cancer. Visit their web sites at http://www.pancan.org and http://www.cancer.org. Diet recommendations can be found at ACS Guidelines on Nutrition and Physical Activity for Cancer Prevention.

Where can people find additional information about pancreatic cancer?

Again, both PANCAN and the American Cancer Society are excellent resources for additional information regarding pancreatic cancer. The American Society of Clinical Oncology web site (http://www.cancer.net) also boasts a wealth of information for patients, family members, and professionals interesting in learning more about this disease.

REFERENCES:

American Cancer Society. "Pancreatic Cancer." Jan. 9, 2015.

Bailey, P., et al. "Genomic analyses identify molecular subtypes of pancreatic cancer." Nature. 24 Feb. 2016.

Coleman, JoAnn. "Nutrition Introduction." Johns Hopkins Medicine. The Sol Goldman Pancreatic Cancer Research Center. <http://pathology.jhu.edu/pancreas/
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Fernandez-del Castillo, Carlos, et al. "Clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and staging of exocrine pancreatic cancer." UpToDate. 19 July 2013.

National Cancer Institute. "Pancreatic Cancer."

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/29/2016

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