NCCN Guidelines for Patients
Pancreatic Cancer, Version 1.2014
Treatment for the symptoms or health conditions caused by
cancer or cancer treatment.
A doctor who’s an expert in operations to remove or repair a
part of the body.
An operation to remove or repair a part of the body.
The normal-looking tissue around the edge of the tumor
removed during surgery.
Treatment with drugs that specifically target cancer cells.
Surgery to remove the entire pancreas and other nearby
organs and tissues.
Cancer that can’t be removed by surgery.
Surgery to remove the head of the pancreas and parts of
other nearby organs. Also called pancreatoduodenectomy.
three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy
complementary and alternative medicine
external beam radiation therapy
endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
endoscopic ultrasound–guided fine-needle aspiration
Food and Drug Administration
folinic acid + 5-fluorouracil + irinotecan + oxaliplatin
intensity-modulated radiation therapy
magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography
magnetic resonance imaging
stereotactic ablative radiotherapy