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100 Questions & Answers About Biliary Cancer

Author(s): Ghassan K. Abou-Alfa, MD, Gastrointestinal Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Weill-Medical College, Cornell University, New York, New York
Eileen O'Reilly, MD, Division of GI Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
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  • ISBN-13: 9781284025378
  • Paperback    136 pages      © 2015
Price: $19.95 US List
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100 Questions & Answers About Biliary Cancer provides authoritative and practical answers to the most common questions asked by patients and their loved ones. Providing both doctor and patient perspectives, this easy-to-read book is a comprehensive guide to the basics of biliary cancer, risk factors and prevention, diagnosis, treatment, survivorship, and life after diagnosis.

Written by Dr. Ghassan Abou-Alfa, a board-certified medical oncologist who specializes in primary liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma), pancreas, gallbladder, and bile duct tumors, 100 Questions & Answers About Biliary Cancer is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in learning what to expect after being diagnosed with biliary cancer.

Ghassan K. Abou-Alfa, MD-Gastrointestinal Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Weill-Medical College, Cornell University, New York, New York

Ghassan K. Abou-Alfa, MD, is a member of the Gastrointestinal Oncology Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, where he specializes in the treatment of primary liver cancer. He received his medical degree from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, and completed his post-doctoral training at Yale University School of Medicine, before joining the faculty of Memorial Sloan-Kettering. His research is dedicated to improving the effectiveness of cancer therapy by incorporating small biological molecules that target cancer therapy into the treatment regimen for chemotherapy-resistant liver cancer. Dr. Abou-Alfa is a strong advocate for raising awareness about liver cancer and has lectured on the subject at universities worldwide.

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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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