Pancreatic cancer

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Abstract

The incidence of pancreatic cancer is on the rise [1, 2]. Surgery has traditionally been considered the cornerstone in the management of resectable pancreatic cancer [3, 4]. However, we now know that improved outcomes can be achieved by combining surgery with chemotherapy under the broad umbrella of multimodality therapy [5, 6]. This multimodality approach is best suited to only 20% of patients with pancreatic cancer who present when the disease is still amenable to surgical resection. The vast majority of patients, though, present with advanced disease where the aim of therapy is disease control through efforts directed at retarding its progression [7–9].
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSurgical Diseases of the Pancreas and Biliary Tree
EditorsSavio George Baretto, John A. Windsor
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Chapter16
Pages427-469
Number of pages53
ISBN (Electronic)9789811087554
ISBN (Print)9789811087547
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Sep 2018

Keywords

  • pancreatic cancer
  • multimodality therapy
  • surgical resection

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