Solid Carcinomas of the Exocrine Pancreas

  • Alan H. Cruickshank
  • Emyr W. Benbow

Abstract

Carcinoma of the pancreas is a disease in which surgery can offer little more than palliation and in which other forms of therapy are equally unsatisfactory. In America, for example, Elmer-Dewitt (1992), using figures obtained from the National Cancer Institute, has shown that only 3.1% of patients diagnosed as having cancer of the pancreas between 1981 and 1987 were alive 5 years from the time of the diagnosis. Moreover, this dreadful disease is becoming more common.

Keywords

Lipase Androgen Constipation Auger Alba 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan H. Cruickshank
    • 1
  • Emyr W. Benbow
    • 2
  1. 1.The Old HouseLiverpoolUK
  2. 2.Department of PathologyThe Medical School, University of ManchesterManchesterUK

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