Postoperative course and prognostic value of circulating angiogenic cytokines after pancreatic cancer resection

BACKGROUND Circulating angiogenic cytokines (CACs) have been confirmed as prognostic biomarkers and therapeutic targets in several solid tumors. However, their role as prognostic biomarkers in resected pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is unknown. RESULTS The expression of CACs in patients with PDAC differs from those with CP both pre- and… CONTINUE READING