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College of American Pathologists, Mybiopsy.org: Endocrine Pancreatic Cancer
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Pancreas.org: Pancreatic Cancer
National Cancer Institute: Pancreatic Cancer (PDQ®): Treatment
National Cancer Institute: Clinical Trials
Mayo Clinic: Pancreatic cancer
The National Pancreas Foundation
Pancreatia.org: Confronting Pancreatic Cancer
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network: About Pancreatic Cancer
National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
American Cancer Society: Pancreatic Cancer

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NOTE: This article is based on research that utilizes the sources cited here as well as the collective experience of the Lab Tests Online Editorial Review Board. This article is periodically reviewed by the Editorial Board and may be updated as a result of the review. Any new sources cited will be added to the list and distinguished from the original sources used.

Sources Used in Current Review

Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors (Islet Cell Tumors) Treatment (PDQ®). (Updated April 17, 2014.) National Cancer Institute. Available online at http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/isletcell/Patient/page1 through http://www.cancer.gov. Accessed April 2014.

Pancreatic Islet Cell Tumor. (Updated Mar. 14, 2012.) MedlinePlus. Available online at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000393.htm through http://www.nlm.nih.gov. Accessed March 2014.

What Are the Key Statistics About Pancreatic Cancer? (Updated Feb. 5, 2014.) American Cancer Society. Available online at http://www.cancer.org/cancer/pancreaticcancer/detailedguide/pancreatic-cancer-key-statistics through http://www.cancer.org. Accessed March 2014.

Dragovich, Tomislav, et. al. (Updated Feb. 3, 2014.) Pancreatic Cancer. Medscape. Available online at http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/280605-overview through http://emedicine.medscape.com. Accessed March 2014.

Chustecka, Zosia. (Jan. 21, 2014.) New Test for Pancreatic Cancer Based on MicroRNAs in Blood. Medscape. Available online at http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/819481 through http://www.medscape.com. Accessed March 2014.

Blood Tests. Pancreatic Cancer Association. Available online at http://pancreaticcanceraction.org/pancreatic-cancer/diagnosis/blood-tests/ through http://pancreaticcanceraction.org. Accessed March 2014.

Huffman, Jason L., et. al. (Updated Dec. 9, 2013.) Chronic Pancreatitis. Medscape. Available online at http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/181554-overview through http://emedicine.medscape.com. Accessed March 2014.

Surgery for Pancreatic Cancer. (Updated Feb. 5, 2014.) American Cancer Society. Available online at http://www.cancer.org/cancer/pancreaticcancer/detailedguide/pancreatic-cancer-treating-surgery through http://www.cancer.org. Accessed March 2014.

What's New in Pancreatic Cancer Research and Treatment? (Updated Feb. 5, 2014.) American Cancer Society. Available online at http://www.cancer.org/cancer/pancreaticcancer/detailedguide/pancreatic-cancer-new-research through http://www.cancer.org. Accessed March 2014.

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Pagana, Kathleen D. & Pagana, Timothy J. (2001). Mosby's Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference 5th Edition: Mosby, Inc., Saint Louis, MO.

American Cancer Society. Pancreatic Cancer Detailed Guide. PDF available for download through http://www.cancer.org.

Mayer, R. (1999 – 2002 copyright). Pancreatic Cancer. The National Pancreas Foundation [On-line article]. Available online at http://www.pancreasfoundation.org/pancreaticcancerarticle.html through http://www.pancreasfoundation.org.

NCI (2002, February 8, posted). What you Need to Know about Cancer of the Pancreas. National Cancer Institute, cancer.gov [On-line information]. Available online through http://www.cancer.gov.

Reid, C. (1996 October). Probing the Pancreas. U.S. Food and Drug Administration [On-line article]. Available online at http://vm.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/fdpancre.html through http://vm.cfsan.fda.gov.

National Cancer Institute (2002, September, posted). PDQ Pancreatic Cancer Treatment. Available onlien through http://www.cancer.gov.

NPF. Pancreatic Cancer, Frequently Asked Questions. The National Pancreas Foundation [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.pancreasfoundation.org/pancreaticcancer.html through http://www.pancreasfoundation.org.

Mayo Clinic (2002, August 5). What is Pancreatic Cancer? Mayo Clinic [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.mayoclinic.com/invoke.cfm?id=DS00357 through http://www.mayoclinic.com.

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(2010 May) What you need to know about Cancer of the Pancreas. National Cancer Institute [On-line information]. PDF available for download at http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/wyntk/pancreas.pdf through http://www.cancer.gov. Accessed January 2011.

(© 2010). Confronting Pancreatic Cancer, FAQ's. Pancreatica [On-line information]. Available online at http://pancreatica.org/faqs/ through http://pancreatica.org. Accessed January 2011.

(Revised 2010 October 20). How is Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosed? American Cancer Society [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/PancreaticCancer/DetailedGuide/pancreatic-cancer-diagnosis through http://www.cancer.org. Accessed January 2011.

(Modified 2010 June 9). Basics of Pancreatic Cancer, FAQs. John Hopkins Medicine, The Sol Goldman Pancreatic Cancer Research Center [On-line information]. Available online at http://pathology.jhu.edu/pancreas/BasicIntro.php?area=ba through http://pathology.jhu.edu. Accessed January 2011.

Pagana, K. D. & Pagana, T. J. (© 2011). Mosby's Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference 10th Edition: Mosby, Inc., Saint Louis, MO. Pp 58-60, 208-209, 223-224, 619-620.

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