Treatment of Colon Cancer and Pancreatic Cancer
Treatment of Colon Cancer and Pancreatic Cancer: Are We Making Progress?The approach to gastrointestinal carcinomas treatment has changed significantly in recent years as a result of refinements in surgical therapy and adjustments to the timing of chemotherapy and radiation in relation to surgical intervention.
David Mahvi, MD, will discuss the current treatments for colon cancer and pancreatic cancer, including the effectiveness of post-surgery therapies and who should receive them. Dr. Mahvi also will discuss the relationship of surgical outcomes to the volume of surgeries performed.
David Mahvi, MD, is chief of the division of GI/Oncologic Surgery in the department of Surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the James R. Hines, MD, Professor of Surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.