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Subtypes of malignant pancreatic tumours

This module on Subtypes of malignant pancreatic tumours is part of the elearning course in surgery for pancreatic cancer which is developed in partnership between ecancer and Health Education South West to form an educational partnership called ePOSSOM. Experts from across the UK have contributed to ensure this module meets the educational needs of post-graduate surgical trainees looking to extend their knowledge on pancreatic cancer.

This module was published in September 2014.

THIS E-LEARNING MODULE RUNS BEST ON MOZILLA FIREFOX AND INTERNET EXPLORER 7 AND ABOVE WITH FLASH ENABLED.

Subtypes of malignant pancreatic tumours
Module
English
0 CME Points

Learning objectives

By the end of this module, you should be able to:

  • Have an understanding of the range of different types of malignant pancreatic tumour.
  • To understand how common each tumour subtype is and how these tumours differ in presentation, management and prognosis.
  • The learner should be able to be aware of the symptoms associated with neuroendocrine tumours and their biochemical markers.
  • The learner should be familiar with:

  Pancreatic Intraepithelial Neoplasia (PanIN)
  Adenocarcinoma
  Neuroendocrine tumours (functioning and non-functioning)
  Pancreatic cystic neoplasms
  Rare malignant tumours
  Metastases to the pancreas

IT Requirements

This module requires the learner to have a good, stable internet connection and runs best on INTERNET EXPLORER 7 AND ABOVE, and MOZILLA FIREFOX on either Windows or MacOS. FLASH ADD ON is also required to run this module.