Mayo Clinic doctors and scientists are working to find ways to detect gallbladder cancer earlier, for better outcomes in patients who are at risk. Currently, Mayo Clinic researchers are either planning or actively investigating:
- New tests to diagnose gallbladder cancers early
- New kinds of chemotherapy drugs
- New ways to help treat symptoms in patients who cannot benefit from surgery or chemotherapy
Mayo Clinic participates in cooperative clinical trials networks, including the North Central Cancer Treatment Group. The Mayo Clinic Cancer Center (MCCC) receives funding from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and is designated as a comprehensive cancer center — recognition of an institution's scientific excellence and multidisciplinary resources focused on cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
See a list of publications by Mayo Clinic doctors on gallbladder cancer on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.
Jul. 23, 2011
- Gallbladder cancer treatment (PDQ). National Cancer Institute. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/gallbladder/Patient/AllPages. Accessed May 23, 2011.
- Abeloff MD, et al. Abeloff's Clinical Oncology. 4th ed. Philadelphia, Pa.: Churchill Livingstone; 2008:1580.
- Blechacz B, et al. Tumors of the bile ducts, gallbladder and ampulla. In: Feldman M, et al. Sleisenger & Fordtran's Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, Management. 9th ed. Philadelphia, Pa.: Saunders Elsevier; 2010. http://www.mdconsult.com/books/about.do?eid=4-u1.0-B978-1-4160-6189-2..X0001-7--TOP&isbn=978-1-4160-6189-2&about=true&uniqId=229935664-2192. Accessed May 23, 2011.
- Hepatobiliary cancer. Fort Washington, Pa.: National Comprehensive Cancer Network. http://www.nccn.org/professionals/physician_gls/f_guidelines.asp. Accessed May 23, 2011.