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100 Questions & Answers About Pancreatic Cancer, Second Edition

Author(s): Eileen O'Reilly, MD, Division of GI Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Joanne Frankel Kelvin, RN, MSN, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • ISBN-13: 9780763760335
  • Paperback    188 pages      © 2010
Price: $19.95 US List
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Whether you’re a newly diagnosed pancreatic cancer patient, a survivor, or a friend or relative of someone with pancreatic cancer, this book offers help. The only text to provide a doctor’s and patient’s view, 100 Questions & Answers About Pancreatic Cancer, Second Edition gives you authoritative, practical answers to your questions about treatment options, post-treatment quality of life, sources of support, and much more. The authors, a medical oncologist and a nurse with 25 years of experience with cancer patients, provide a comprehensive, step-by-step discussion of what you can expect in the diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer, while patient commentaries provide a real-life understanding of what these steps might mean for your day-to-day life. This book is an invaluable resource for anyone coping with the physical and emotional turmoil of this disease.


Part  One  The Basics
Part  Two  Diagnosis and Staging
Part  Three  Treatment
Part  Four  Managing Your Treatment
Part  Five  Changes Cancer Brings
Part  Six  Emotional and Social Concerns

Eileen O'Reilly, MD-Division of GI Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Dr. Eileen M. O’Reilly is an Associate Member of the in the GI Medical Oncology service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York and an Associate Professor of Medicine at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Dr. O’Reilly received her medical degree at Trinity College (Dublin University) in Ireland, where she was born. She completed her residency training in Ireland and Fellowship training at MSKCC and has been a faculty member in the GI Oncology service at MSKCC since that time. Dr. O’Reilly has pancreatic, biliary, neuroendocrine and primary liver cancers as the major focus of her clinical and research activities. Research initiatives include integration of molecular-based therapies for the treatment of pancreas cancer along with development of adjvuant and neoadjuvant therapy. At a national level, Dr. O’Reilly is a member of CALGB’s GI committee and also participates in RTOG and ACOSOG. Dr. O’Reilly’s insitutional administrative commitments include participation in MSKCC’s IRB, Research Council and Clinical Council and Medical Board. Dr. O’Reilly is also the current President of the MSKCC medical staff.

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Joanne Frankel Kelvin, RN, MSN-Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Joanne Frankel Kelvin, RN, MSN, AOCN, has been a nurse for over 25 years. Her clinical specialty is oncology nursing, and she has worked as a nurse practitioner, a clinical nurse specialist, and as a nurse manager. Since 1987, she has worked at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, specializing in the care of patients with gastrointestinal malignancies, including pancreatic cancer. She has counseled patients and families, individually and in groups, in making decisions about treatment, managing symptoms of disease and side effects of treatment, coping with cancer, and planning for end of life care. While maintaining an active clinical practice, she has been involved in numerous professional activities: participating in national committees, publishing book chapters and journal articles, presenting at local and national conferences, and developing educational materials for patients. She is co-author of 100 Questions & Answers About Pancreatic Cancer (Jones and Bartlett, 2002).