Pancreatic cancer

Date Published: 
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

John Windsor talks about pancreatic cancer. Professor John Windsor is a trained general surgeon who has had further fellowship training in hepato-biliary and pancreatic, gastro-oesophageal and laparoscopic surgery. He works at Auckland City Hospital and the University of Auckland. Privately he works at Mercy Hospital in Auckland and specialises in pancreatic, bilary, gastric and oesophageal surgery.



  • Survival rates
  • Risk factors
  • How patients usually present
  • Common differentials
  • What investigations to order
  • What to think about when the patient comes back from the surgeon
  • Omega3 fatty acid
  • Prognosis
  • Are there any preventative strategies?

Take home messages

  • Pancreatic cancer remains a very challenging disease, still waiting for the key breakthroughs.
  • There are subgroups of patients that we can really help.
  • Supportive care is required for all patients and early referral is key for this complex disease.




John Windsor
General Surgeon.

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