Bile Duct Cancer: Symptoms, Treatment and Prognosis


Donna E. Matthews (Editor)

Series: Cancer Etiology, Diagnosis and Treatments
BISAC: MED062000

Primary bile duct cancers are rare and generally aggressive entities. Historically, this disease was managed exclusively with surgical therapy with few long-term survivors. However, with improvements in chemotherapeutics, targeted therapy, interventional radiology techniques and development of alternative surgical approaches, treatment has moved to the utilization of a multidisciplinary care team employing multimodality treatments which has finally led to improvement in outcomes. In this book, Chapter One examines symptoms and the current state of medical and surgical management of bile duct cancer, while Chapter Two discusses the clinical aspects of care of extrahepatic biliary cancers with an emphasis on diagnosis and management. Chapter Three assesses the risk of bile duct cancer among beneficiaries of The Health Insurance Society of Printing Industry (HISPI) using diagnosis-procedure-combination (DPC) data in comparison with general population. Chapter Four concludes with a summary of results for chemotherapy and targeted therapies. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Cholangiocarcinoma: Symptoms and Current State of Medical and Surgical Management
Isaac Raijman (Chief of Gastroenterology, CHI Baylor Luke’s Hospital, Associate Professor of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX, USA)

Chapter 2. Extra Hepatic Cholangiocarcinoma: Symptoms, Treatment and Prognosis
Gregory Tiesi, Heather Stuart, Danny Yakoub, Alan Livingstone (University of Miami-Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA)

Chapter 3. Prevalence of Bile Duct Cancer as Measured by Discharges from Diagnosis-Procedure-Combination (DPC) Participating Hospitals Among Beneficiaries of a Printing Industry Health Insurance Society in Comparison with General Population
Etsuji Okamoto and Ginji Endo (National Institute of Public Health, Saitama, Japan, and others)

Chapter 4. Medical Treatment of Advanced Biliary Tract Cancer
V. Cristina, M. Moehler, S. Faivre, A. D. Wagner (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Switzerland, and others)


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