Pancreatic cancer: Continuing diagnostic and therapeutic dilemma

K. R. Sirinek, J. B. Aust

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Abstract

Improved survival for patients with cancer of the pancreas awaits future therapeutic advances. A more immediate objective for these patients is to provide accurate diagnosis and effective palliation. Adherence to a diagnostic strategy should provide an accurate diagnosis with the least number of tests, minimizing cost to the patient in terms of both money and discomfort. Effective palliation using a variety of available techniques can and should be accomplished expeditiously in order to extend useful survival.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)757-777
Number of pages21
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Volume66
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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