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How do you decide if a pancreatic head mass is resectable? Does vascular involvement matter? What impacts survival? Join the Surgical Oncology team as they dive into operative considerations when operating on borderline resectable and locally advanced pancreatic cancer. Break the nihilism and find out about the options available for patients with this dreaded malignancy.
In this episode, we review the various definitions for resectability in pancreatic cancer, as well as the various prognostic markers and decision points to consider when deciding which patients may benefit from an operation.
Adam Yopp, MD, FACS (@AdamYopp) is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the UT Southwestern Medical Center and is Chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology. He also serves as Surgical Director of the Liver Tumor Program.
Caitlin Hester, MD (@CaitlinAHester) is a 2nd Year Complex General Surgical Oncology Fellow at the MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Gilbert Murimwa, MD (@GilbertZMurimwa) is a PGY-3 General Surgery Resident at the UT Southwestern Medical Center and a research fellow in the Hamon Center for Therapeutic Oncology Research.
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