Cancer Control Journal

This peer-reviewed journal contains articles on the spectrum of actions and approaches needed to reduce the impact of human malignancy.

October 2008


New Insights and Gains in Pancreatic Cancer (PDF file: 36 KB)
Mokenge P. Malafa, MD


Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer: Why, Who, and How to Screen (PDF file: 276 KB)
Jason Klapman, MD, and Mokenge P. Malafa, MD

Outcomes Following Resection of Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma: 20-Year Experience at a Single Institution (PDF file: 412 KB)
James F. Helm, MD, PhD, Barbara A. Centeno, MD, Domenico Coppola, MD, Mihaela Druta, MD, Jong Y. Park, PhD, Dung-Tsa Chen, PhD, Pamela J. Hodul, MD, Larry K. Kvols, MD, Timothy J. Yeatman, MD, Larry C. Carey, MD, Richard C. Karl, MD, and Mokenge P. Malafa, MD

Borderline Resectable Pancreatic Cancer: On the Edge of Survival (PDF file: 400 KB)
Gregory M. Springett, MD, PhD, and Sarah E. Hoffe, MD

Cancer of the Pancreas: Are We Making Progress? A Review of Studies in the US Oncology Research Network (PDF file: 120 KB)
Thomas Cartwright, MD, Donald A. Richards, MD, PhD, and Kristi A. Boehm, MS

Aggressive Surgical Resection in the Management of Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors: When Is It Indicated? (PDF file: 312 KB)
Pamela J. Hodul, MD, Jonathan R. Strosberg, MD, and Larry K. Kvols, MD


Tumor Board Presentation

Interdisciplinary Management of an Intraductal PapillaryMucinous Neoplasm of the Pancreas (PDF file: 404 KB)
Rajesh M. Nair, MD, James S. Barthel, MD, Barbara A. Centeno, MD, Junsung Choi, MD, Jason B. Klapman, MD, and Mokenge P. Malafa, MD

Cancer, Culture and Literacy

Willingness to Participate in Cancer Screenings: Blacks vs Whites vs Puerto Rican Hispanics (PDF file: 392 KB)
Ralph V. Katz, DMD, MPH, PhD, Cristina Claudio, PhD, Nancy R. Kressin, PhD, B. Lee Green, PhD, Min Qi Wang, PhD, and Stefanie Luise Russell, DDS, MPH, PhD


Participation in Biomedical Research Studies and Cancer Screenings: Perceptions of Risks to Minorities Compared With Whites (PDF file: 320 KB)
Ralph V. Katz, DMD, MPH, PhD, Min Qi Wang, PhD, B. Lee Green, PhD, Nancy R. Kressin, PhD, Cristina Claudio, PhD, Stefanie Luise Russell, DDS, MPH, PhD, and Christelle Sommervil, MPH, MS, CCRP

Special Report

Management of Nerve Sheath Tumors Arising in the Sympathetic Chain (PDF file: 240 KB)
Surbhi Jain, MD, Kristin Houseknecht, MPH, Amyn M. Rojiani, MD, PhD,
Matthias Setzer, MD, and Frank D. Vrionis, MD, MPH, PhD


Selected Clinical Research Protocols Relating to Pancreatic Cancer (PDF file: 40 KB)

Ten Best Readings Relating to Pancreatic Cancer (PDF file: 52 KB)
Mokenge P. Malafa, MD

Index for Volume 15 (PDF file: 80 KB)

Peer Reviewers for 2008 (PDF file: 84 KB)


About the art in this issue:
Sofía Cáceres was born in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico, where she resides. She is currently studying Humanities at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras campus. Sofía started her formal art training at the Central High School of Visual Arts in Santurce, Puerto Rico. Although only 20 years of age, she has already earned several awards, including honorable mention in visual arts in the 2007 National Foundation for Advancement of the Arts (NFAA/youngARTS) competition on the Island. Sofía has explored conventional and unconventional media including oil and acrylic on canvas, watercolor and colored pencils on table, mixed media, and collage on table. Sofia can be contacted at

Álbum (Album). Mixed media on table, 48″ × 36″.

Table of Contents:
El Reptil y la Fruta (The Reptile and the Fruit). Mixed media on canvas, 30″ × 4″.
La Sombra del Quijote (Quixote’s Shadow). Oil on table, 42″ × 62″.
Para Echar Raíces (Growing Roots). Acrylic on canvas, 30″ ×42″.
Descartes (Discardings). Installation; mixed media, 74″ × 8″.
El Sueño Profundo I (The Deep Dream I). Oil on table, 48″ × 96″.