Modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors for pancreatic cancer: A review.

@article{Midha2016ModifiableAN,
  title={Modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors for pancreatic cancer: A review.},
  author={Shallu Midha and Saurabh Chawla and Pramod Kumar Garg},
  journal={Cancer letters},
  year={2016},
  volume={381 1},
  pages={
          269-77
        }
}
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma is associated with a poor prognosis and a high case-fatality rate. The reasons for poor prognosis are low rates of curative resection due to local infiltration and distant metastasis. To increase survival rates of patients with pancreatic cancer, early detection through surveillance and screening is important. However, screening could only be cost-effective in high-risk populations. Identification of significant risk factors therefore assumes significance. Risk… CONTINUE READING

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