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Pancreatic Cancer

Borislav Vladimirov

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Mila Dimitrova Kovacheva-Slavova

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Incidence Risk factors Mortality Molecular Alterations Tumor Microenvironment Clinical Presentation Treatment Nutrition Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors

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Pancreatic cancer is a devastating disease and it is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related deaths in most developed countries. Despite advances in the understanding of pathogenic molecular alterations involved in pancreatic carcinogenesis, early diagnosis remains challenging. The vast majority of patients have poor prognosis as they are diagnosed at a late inoperable stage with locally advanced tumor or distant metastases when symptoms arise. Outcomes are much better for pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors. A better understanding of pancreatic cancer development and progression, modifying of risk factors and early diagnosis of precancerous conditions with proper screening and prevention become important as those factors may ultimately lead to more effective diagnostic and therapeutic strategies. Improving early diagnosis and strengthening the standardized comprehensive treatment remain the main focus of pancreatic cancer research. Surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy improve patients’ prognosis and survival. The major purpose of this book is to offer the reader a better understanding of the challenging aspects in pancreatic cancer and to provide a thorough guide for the best approaches in screening, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of patients with pancreatic malignancies.

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Date completed: October 30th 2019

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Expected publication date: September 19th 2020

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Borislav Vladimirov

Non-GRID Manager Institution

Prof. Borislav Vladimirov, MD, PhD, graduated at the Medical University of Sofia in 1979. He obtained his Ph.D. in the area of Endoscopy treatment of bile ducts’ and pancreatic diseases in 1990. Prof. Vladimirov is Head of the Department of Gastroenterology at Medical university of Sofia and Vice dean for postgraduate studies at the faculty of medicine, Medical university of Sofia, Bulgaria. His main activities include clinical practice, digestive endoscopy, education (pre- and post-graduate), and clinical research as he is coordinator of many national and international projects. Prof. Vladimirov’s main research interests are in gastrointestinal diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy; peptic diseases, Helicobacter pylori infection; liver cirrhosis and treatment of its complications; tumors and other diseases of the digestive system. More than 200 of his articles have been published in Bulgarian and international medical journals. Prof. Vladimirov is a member of many Bulgarian and European scientific societies.

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