Pancreatic cancer: advances in treatment, results and limitations.

  title={Pancreatic cancer: advances in treatment, results and limitations.},
  author={Thilo Hackert and Markus W. B{\"u}chler},
  journal={Digestive diseases},
  volume={31 1},
BACKGROUND/AIMS Pancreatic cancer remains a therapeutic challenge. Surgery is the only treatment with the chance of cure. The aim of this review is to summarize the present state-of-the-art surgical procedures in pancreatic cancer. METHODS The current literature was reviewed with regard to surgical approaches in pancreatic cancer. A focus was put on high-quality studies, reviews, systematic reviews and meta-analyses as well as recruiting studies highlighting innovative approaches. RESULTS… CONTINUE READING