Pancreatic Cancer Surgery

Pancreatic cancer is among the most malignant in digestive diseases and the survival rate is among the lowest for all cancer types. Surgery offers the only realistic chance to cure, while pancreatic cancer lacks characteristic symptoms in the early stage and only 1 out of 5 patients is qualified for potential curative surgery at diagnose. When the cancer is too widespread to be removed completely, palliative surgery may be done to relieve symptoms or to prevent certain complications. The survival rate of pancreatic has been slightly increased over recent decades, and the improvements have been attributed primarily to improvements in the clinical recognition and diagnosis and development of multiagent cytotoxic therapies. To recognize the surgeons’ efforts to improve survival and life quality of patients with pancreatic cancer, we have decided to launch a BMC Surgery collection, “Pancreatic cancer surgery”.

Articles (4 in this collection)

  1. Pancreatic cancer surgery


    • Marcello Di Martino
    • Michael El Boghdady
    • Content type: Editorial
    • Open Access
    • Published: 07 July 2023
    • Article: 196