Saint Barnabas Medical Center will hold an educational program, Decoding
the Digestive System, presented by Russell Langan, MD, a cancer surgeon
who specializes in diseases of the pancreas, liver and bile ducts. Dr.
Langan has begun a Pancreatic Cyst Screening Program at Saint Barnabas
Medical Center, in cooperation with the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New
Jersey, the state’s only National Cancer Institute–designated
Comprehensive Cancer Center.
With advances in screening technology, more and more people are finding
out they have a pancreatic cyst, the doctor explains. And such a cyst
can sometimes be—or become— cancer. His team determines whether
patients with pancreatic cysts need aggressive treatment—or any
treatment at all.
“We monitor patients with pancreatic cysts to identify which ones
warrant immediate surgery and which ones may need no treatment at all,”
he says. “To make that determination takes an experienced team of
Decoding the Digestive System will address preventative care, screenings
and available treatment related to the pancreas, liver and bile ducts.
While the program is free, pre-registration is requested online or by calling