Pancreatobiliary Pathology Society

Month: November 2018

World Pancreas Cancer Day

November is the Pancreas Cancer Awareness month and November 15th is the World Pancreas Cancer day. We, the Pancreatobiliary Pathology Society, support the mission to raise awareness and inspire action on this day. We send our support to the survivors, their families and to everyone who has lost a loved one to this deadly disease. We also reiterate our dedication to improve the clinical practice and management of pancreatic cancer and to foster tissue-based research. Read more…

Case #1: Quarter 4, 2018

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CASE # 1: QUARTER 4, 2018 A 57-year-old male, with a history of bladder and prostate cancer, and pancreatitis, presents with dark urine and clay-colored floating stools. Labs were notable for white blood cell count 5900, lipase 449, alkaline phosphatase 731, total bilirubin 6.3, AST 381, and ALT 991. CA 19-9 was elevated at 184 […] Read more…

Neo-Adjuvant Therapy Working Group

Dear Pancreatobiliary Pathology Society Members, Neoadjuvant therapy is increasingly used for the treatment of pancreatic cancer. Resection specimens that have undergone such treatment pose substantial diagnostic, staging, prognostic and reporting challenges. These issues have been raised at past PBPS meetings as some of the more challenging areas in our field that require further standardization. In […] Read more…