Interview with Prof. Savio George Barreto: pancreatic cancer—an old problem needs a fresh perspective

Savio Barreto, Yixuan Zeng, Lucine Gao

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As an emerging journal in the field of clinical oncology, Chinese Clinical Oncology (CCO) has published a number of special series in recent years, receiving overwhelming responses from academic readers around the world. Our success cannot be achieved without the contribution of our distinguished guest editors. Taking this opportunity, CCO launched a new series “Interviews with Outstanding Guest Editors” this year to highlight our active contributors. We hope to express our heartfelt gratitude for their tremendous effort and to further uncover the stories behind the special series.

The special series “Unresolved Issues in Pancreatic Cancer” led by Prof. Savio George Barreto (Figure 1) from Flinders University has attracted numerous readers since its release. It included 11 articles of diversity and high quality that mainly aimed to unravel the lacunae remained in pancreatic cancer research and management. Hereby, we are honored to have an interview with Prof. Barreto to share his experience in scientific career and his insights on this special series.

Associate Professor Barreto is a gastrointestinal and hepato-pancreato-biliary (GI & HPB) surgeon and researcher. He is a consultant surgeon on the HPB Unit, Flinders Medical Centre, deputy director of the Flinders Doctor of Medicine (MD), and the coordinator of the MD Advanced Studies, College of Medicine and Public Health (CMPH), Flinders University. He is a member of the International Study Group of Pancreatic Surgery (ISGPS) and serves on the editorial boards for Pancreatology and World Journal of Surgery, amongst others. He is the editor of the books ‘Surgical Diseases of the Pancreas and Biliary Tree’ and ‘Dilemmas in Abdominal Surgery: A Case-Based Approach’. He is a member of the Indian Council of Medical Research Task force group that developed the guidelines for managing pancreatic, gastric and neuroendocrine cancers in India.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32
Number of pages3
JournalChinese Clinical Oncology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2022


  • pancreatic cancer
  • pancreatic cancer treatment
  • Cancer research


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