Learn Latest about Pancreatic Cancer

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn Latest about Pancreatic Cancer.  It seems as though about all physicians learned about the Whipple procedure in medical school and that is what most physicians associate with the surgical treatment of pancreatic cancer. But what has happened in the 80 years since Allen Whipple did his first pancreatic surgery? Well, we now understand pancreatic cancer much better and we have a rapidly expanding repertoire of surgical procedures that can be used in pancreatic cancer. On our CME Webcast today, to tell us about the current approach to pancreatic cancer, are two of Ohio State’s top experts in the disease. First, we have Dr. Peter Muscarella who is an Associate Professor of Surgery from the Division of General Surgery.  Also joining him is Dr. Mark Bloomston, an Associate Professor of Surgery from the Division of Surgical Oncology.

View a video introduction of this webcast

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: UNDERSTAND the indications for curative resection for pancreatic cancer; to RECOGNIZE the role of new chemotherapy regimens in patients with advanced pancreatic cancer; to REVIEW the epidemiology and diagnostic evaluation of pancreatic cancer; and to DESCRIBE recent advances in staging and multimodality treatment for pancreatic cancer.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Why pancreatic cancer frequently presents in advanced stage
  • Current treatment options for pancreatic cancer
  • Screening for pancreatic cancer
  • Biopsy approaches
  • Weight loss, diet, and pancreatic cancer
  • The role of the primary care provider in follow up of pancreatic cancer
  • Advanced endoscopic techniques and pancreatic cancer
  • Histologic types of pancreatic cancer

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