Local Invasion of Pancreatic Cancer

Sponsored by Columbia University

Phase Quota
Phase N/A

Pancreatic cancer often spreads through local invasion into local structures, including fat, blood vessels, nerves, and nearby organs (stomach, duodenum, spleen, bile duct). Local microscopic invasion is associated with recurrence of pancreatic cancer after pancreatic resection, such that even if the original cancer is surgically removed, microscopic areas of cancer often remain. Data on the patterns of local invasion by pancreatic cancer have not been published. In this study, The investigators hope to investigate the frequency of the various methods of local invasion of pancreatic adenocarcinoma. This would help the investigators better understand how pancreatic cancer spreads, and determine what cancers are not resectable.

Study Start Date: September 2009

Estimated Completion Date: December 2016

Specialties: Internal Medicine: Gastroenterology,Hematology/Oncology Nursing: Gastroenterology,Hematology/Oncology Gastroenterology: Biliary System/Pancreas,GI Oncology Family Medicine: Gastroenterology Oncology: Hepatobiliary/Pancreas Physician Assistant: Gastroenterology,Hematology/Oncology


No interventions cited

Inclusion criteria

  • Tissue confirmed diagnosis of pancreatic adenocarcinoma
  • Underwent surgical resection for adenocarcinoma at the Columbia University Medical Center between 2001-2009

Exclusion criteria

  • Did not undergo surgery

Study Locations And Contact Information

  • Columbia University Medical Center, New York New York
    Contact: Wendy K Chung MD 212-851-5313

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