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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
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