Diagnostic management of pancreatic cancer

Emanuele Dabizzi, Mauricio Saab Assef, Massimo Raimondo

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Abstract

Pancreatic cancer is one of the most deadly solid tumors, with an overall 5-year survival rate of less than 5%. Due to a non-specific clinical presentation, it is often diagnosed at an advanced stage and is rarely amenable for curative treatment. Therefore early diagnosis and appropriate staging are still essential to define the best care and to improve patient survival. Several imaging modalities are currently available for the evaluation of pancreatic cancer. This review focuses on different techniques and discusses the diagnostic management of patients with pancreatic cancer. This review was conducted utilizing Pubmed and was limited to papers published within the last 5 years. The search key words pancreatic cancer, pancreatic adenocarcinoma, pancreatic tumors, diagnosis, radiology, imaging, nuclear imaging, endoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound and biochemical markers were used.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)494-509
Number of pages16
JournalCancers
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2011

Keywords

  • Endosonography
  • Pancreas
  • Pancreatic carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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