Chapter 69. Pancreatic Cancer Staging Systems and their Clinical Impact

  1. Hans G. Beger MD, FACS(Hon) Founding Editor Emeritus Professor of Surgery2,
  2. Andrew L. Warshaw MD Surgeon-in-Chief Chairman3,4,
  3. Markus W. Büchler MD Chairman Head Professor of Surgery5,
  4. Richard A. Kozarek MD Director6,
  5. Markus M. Lerch MD, FRCP Professor Chair7,
  6. John P. Neoptolemos MA, MB, BChir, MD, FRCS, FMedSci Head Professor of Surgery8,9,10,
  7. Keiko Shiratori MD Chair Professor11,
  8. David C. Whitcomb MD, PhD Professor of Medicine Chief12 and
  9. Bettina M. Rau MD Coordinating Editor Associate Professor of Surgery13
  1. Hans G. Beger MD, FACS(Hon) Founding Editor Emeritus Professor of Surgery2 and
  2. Dieter Birk MD Surgeon in Chief1

Published Online: 4 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300123.ch69

The Pancreas: An Integrated Textbook of Basic Science, Medicine, and Surgery, Second Edition

The Pancreas: An Integrated Textbook of Basic Science, Medicine, and Surgery, Second Edition

How to Cite

Beger, H. G. and Birk, D. (2008) Pancreatic Cancer Staging Systems and their Clinical Impact, in The Pancreas: An Integrated Textbook of Basic Science, Medicine, and Surgery, Second Edition (eds H. G. Beger, A. L. Warshaw, M. W. Büchler, R. A. Kozarek, M. M. Lerch, J. P. Neoptolemos, K. Shiratori, D. C. Whitcomb and B. M. Rau), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300123.ch69

Editor Information

  1. 2

    c/o Universitätsklinikum Ulm, University of Ulm, Germany

  2. 3

    Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

  3. 4

    W. Gerald Austen Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

  4. 5

    Department of General and Visceral Surgery, University of Heidelberg, Germany

  5. 6

    Digestive Disease Institute, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA, USA

  6. 7

    Department of Gastroenterology, Endocrinology and Nutrition, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University, Greifswald, Germany

  7. 8

    The Owen and Ellen Evans Chair of Cancer Studies, University of Liverpool, UK

  8. 9

    Division of Surgery and Oncology, University of Liverpool, UK

  9. 10

    School of Cancer Studies, University of Liverpool, UK

  10. 11

    Department of Gastroenterology, Tokyo Women's Medical University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan

  11. 12

    Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA

  12. 13

    Department of General, Thoracic, Vascular and Transplantation Surgery, University of Rostock, Germany

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Surgery, Evang. Krankenhaus Zweibrücken, Germany

  2. 2

    c/o Universitätsklinikum Ulm, University of Ulm, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 11 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405146647

Online ISBN: 9781444300123

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Keywords:

  • pancreatic cancer staging systems and clinical impact;
  • pancreatic cancer dissemination pattern;
  • Union Internationale Contra le Cancer (UICC) and Japanese Pancreas Society (JPS);
  • American Joint Committee for Cancer Classification (AJCC);
  • UICC 2003 classification for pancreatic cancer - tumor size, lymph node involvement;
  • JPS based on TNM (tumor, node, metastasis) system;
  • immunohistologic and PCR techniques - detection methods;
  • stage of metastasis classification - M0, no distant metastases; M1, distant metastases present; and Mx, cannot be assessed

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Dissemination pattern of pancreatic cancer

  • Classification of pancreatic carcinoma by the Japanese Pancreas Society

  • Conclusion

  • References