Pancreatic cancer

Abstract

Neoplastic cells in the pancreas can take >10 years to develop into metastatic disease; thus, there is a large window of opportunity for early detection. However, pancreatic cancer does not have overt symptoms and lacks reliable biomarkers for detection, resulting in the majority of patients being diagnosed with advanced-stage disease. A diagnosis can only be confirmed with pathological analysis of pancreatic tissue samples, which can be conducted cytologically as smears or histologically as tissue sections.

DOI: 10.1038/nrdp.2016.23

Cite this paper

@article{Marshall2016PancreaticC, title={Pancreatic cancer}, author={Laura T. Marshall}, journal={Nature Reviews Disease Primers}, year={2016}, volume={2} }