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

 

About this page

All our information is checked by cancer specialists and surgeons who specialise in treating cancer. 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 pancreatic cancer, live in the UK and would like to become a patient reviewer, you can write to us by clicking on contact us.

 

Websites

Cancer Research UK
CancerStats Series

US National Cancer Institute
Information on the treatment of pancreatic cancer
www.cancer.gov/cancerinfo/types/pancreatic/

 

Books

Cancer principles and practice of oncology (9th edition)
De Vita, VT, Lawrence TS and Rosenberg SA.
Lippincott, Williams 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

Referral Guidelines for Suspected Cancer
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), June 2005
Link to the referral guidelines on the NICE website

Scottish Referral Guidelines for Suspected Cancer: A quick reference guide
The Scottish Government, March 2009
Link to the Scottish Government website

Guidelines for the management of patients with pancreatic cancer, periampullary and ampullary carcinomas
British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG), 2005
Link to the BSG website

The use of gemcitabine for the treatment of pancreatic cancer
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), May 2001
Link to the NICE website

 

Articles and reviews

Recent progress in pancreatic cancer. Wolfgang CL, Herman JM, Laheru DA et al. CA A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. 2013. 63 (5): 318-348

Pancreatic adenocarcinoma - Clinical Review. Bond-Smith G, Banga N, Hammond T and Imber J. British Medical Journal. 2012. May 16. 344:e2476

Pancreatic adenocarcinoma: ESMO-ESDO clinical practice guidelines for diagnosis, treatment and follow up. Seufferlein T, Bachet JB, Van Cutsem E. et al. Annals of Oncology. 2012. 23 (supplement 7):vii33-vii40

Pancreatic cancer. Vincent A, Herman J, Schulick R et al. The Lancet. 2011. 378: 607-620

 

Specialist reviewers

Mr Simon Bramhall, MD FRCS
Dr Pippa Corrie, PhD, FRCP

 

Diagrams

Dee McLean - McDee Art, Medical  Illustration

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Updated: 7 June 2014