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Pancreatic Cancer

  • Savio George Barreto
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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].

Notes

Acknowledgements

Dr. Amit Bhasin (Consultant Medical Gastroenterologist—Medanta Institute of Digestive and Hepatobiliary Sciences) and Dr. Arvind Pandey (Consultant Radiologist—Medanta, The Medicity) for the illustrations in this chapter.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Savio George Barreto
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Gastrointestinal Oncology, and Bariatric SurgeryMedanta Institute of Digestive and Hepatobiliary SciencesGurgaonIndia
  2. 2.College of Medicine and Public HealthFlinders UniversityBedford ParkAustralia

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