Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary cancers are increasing in incidence, with pancreatic cancer now accounting for the third most cancer deaths in the United States. Typically these malignancies, as a group, are managed by the same key providers comprising a multidisciplinary team.
This book is intended to provide a comprehensive review of the current knowledge in the field of hepato-pancreato-biliary malignancies, focusing on the practical and clinical care of patients. We take the approach of combining the collective expertise of an interventional gastroenterologist and a hepato-pancreato-biliary surgeon to provide the readers with accurate, succinct, and pragmatic information needed to formulate the most appropriate treatment plan for their patients with the aim of the best possible outcome.
Managing patients with these cancers continues to be challenging because of continued dismal survival rates. Each section in this text is written by experts in their respective field, summarizing the most state-of-the-art, contemporary diagnostic and therapeutic tools available in the field. We believe this book will prove to be an invaluable, comprehensive resource for all members of the multidisciplinary team caring for patients with hepato-pancreato-biliary malignancies.