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NCCN Guidelines for Patients
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Pancreatic Cancer, Version 1.2014
Glossary
Acronyms
supportive care
Treatment for the symptoms or health conditions caused by
cancer or cancer treatment.
surgeon
A doctor who’s an expert in operations to remove or repair a
part of the body.
surgery
An operation to remove or repair a part of the body.
surgical margin
The normal-looking tissue around the edge of the tumor
removed during surgery.
targeted therapy
Treatment with drugs that specifically target cancer cells.
total pancreatectomy
Surgery to remove the entire pancreas and other nearby
organs and tissues.
unresectable
Cancer that can’t be removed by surgery.
Whipple procedure
Surgery to remove the head of the pancreas and parts of
other nearby organs. Also called pancreatoduodenectomy.
Acronyms
3D-CRT
three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy
5-FU
5-fluorouracil
CAM
complementary and alternative medicine
CT
computed tomography
EBRT
external beam radiation therapy
ERCP
endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
EUS
endoscopic ultrasound
EUS-FNA
endoscopic ultrasound–guided fine-needle aspiration
FDA
Food and Drug Administration
FNA
fine-needle aspiration
FOLFIRINOX
folinic acid + 5-fluorouracil + irinotecan + oxaliplatin
IMRT
intensity-modulated radiation therapy
MRCP
magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography
MRI
magnetic resonance imaging
SABR
stereotactic ablative radiotherapy
NCCN Abbreviations and Acronyms
NCCN
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National Comprehensive Cancer Network
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NCCN Patient Guidelines
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NCCN Guidelines for Patients
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NCCN Guidelines
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NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology
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