alexa The Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Management of Pancreatic Cancer

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The Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Management of Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is an aggressive and devastating disease accounting for 44,000 new cases per year in US. It is characterized by invasiveness, rapid progression and profound resistance to treatment. The majority of cases are diagnosed above age 65 with about 60% of cases at an advanced stage and 5 year survival less than 10%. Advances in molecular biology have greatly improved our understanding of pathogenesis of pancreatic cancer. Many patients have mutations of K-ras oncogene and various tumor suppressor genes are also investigated. Radical surgery remains the only curative treatment option for pancreatic cancer in early stages.

 

Citation: Malhotra L, Ahn DH, Bloomston M (2015) The Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Management of Pancreatic Cancer. J Gastrointest Dig Syst 5:278. doi: 10.4172/2161-069X.1000278

 
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