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Where this gallbladder cancer information comes from

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On this page are the major sources of information that we use to put together the gallbladder cancer section.


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Cancer specialists and cancer surgeons check all our information. The names of our specialist reviewers are at the end of this list. We also try to find patients to review all our sections. If you have had gallbladder cancer, live in the UK and would like to become a patient reviewer, you can write to us by clicking on contact us.



US National Cancer Institute
Information on Gallbladder Cancer
Last viewed June 2014

The American Cancer Society
All About Gallbladder Cancer
Last viewed June 2014



Principles and practice of oncology (9th edition)
De Vita, V.T., Lawrence, T.S. and Rosenberg S.A.
Lippincott, Wiliams and Wilkins, 2011

Cancer and its management (6th edition)
Tobias J and Hochhauser D
Wiley-Blackwell, 2010

AJCC Cancer Staging Manual (7th edition)
American Joint Committee on cancer
Springer, 2010


UK guidelines

Improving Outcomes in Upper Gastro-intestinal Cancers
Depaartment of Health, January 2001
Link to improving outcomes in upper GI cancers manual

Referral Guidelines for Suspected Cancers
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
June 2015


Articles and reviews

Carcinoma of the gallbladder. Misra, S, Chaturved, A, Misra, NC, Sharma, ID (2003) The Lancet Oncology, Vol 4, No 3: 167-176

Current management of gallbladder carcinoma. Zhu A, Hong T, Hezel A and Kooby (2010) The Oncologist, 15: 168-181

Cisplatin plus gemcitabine versus gemcitabine for biliary tract cancer. Valle J, Wasan H, Palmer D, Cunningham D et al (2010) The New England Journal of Medicine, 362: 1273-81

Biliary cancer: ESMO clinical practice guidelines for diagnosis, treatment and follow up. Eckel F, Brunner T, Jelic S (2010) Annals of Oncology (supplement 5): v65-v69

Gallbladder cancer: Can newer insights improve the outcome? Dutta U (2012) Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology,  27: 642 -653 


Specialist reviewers

Dr Lucy Wall, Consultant in Medical Oncology
Mr Nigel Heaton, MBBS, FRCS, Consultant in Gastrointestinal Surgery
Mr D F Mirza, MS, FRCS, Consultant Hepatobiliary and Transplant Surgeon



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Updated: 25 June 2014