What’s New: Surgical Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer and Disease

http://youtu.be/JejWj-Aeml8 Surgical oncologist Matthew Weiss, M.D., discusses when surgery for pancreatic cancer is required, what minimally invasive surgery options are available, and how irreversible electroporation, or IRE, may substantially prolong the survival rates of patients with locally advanced pancreatic cancer. Learn more at: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/surgery/div/hepato-pancreato-biliary-surgery.html Questions Answered: 1. When is surgery for pancreatic cancer or disease required? 0:03 2. What are the minimally invasive surgical options for pancreatic surgery? 0:46 3. What are the benefits of minimally invasive pancreatic surgery? 1:49 4. Who is an ideal candidate for minimally invasive pancreatic surgery? 2:22 5. What is irreversible electroporation (IRE)? 3:04 6. When is IRE considered for treatment of pancreatic cancer? 4:53 7. Why is it important to be treated by a multidisciplinary team and comprehensive cancer program for pancreatic cancer? 5:36