Update on combined-modality treatment options for pancreatic cancer.

  title={Update on combined-modality treatment options for pancreatic cancer.},
  author={Christopher G Willett and Jeffrey T. Clark},
  volume={17 12 Suppl 13},
Cancer of the pancreas remains a formidable challenge in oncology. This malignancy ranks as the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United States in 2003, with an estimated 30,700 new cases to be diagnosed and 30,000 deaths. Although gains have been achieved in the clinical management of these patients, this malignancy is rarely curable. Long-term survival is limited to patients undergoing resection. For patients with localized but unresectable malignancy, radiation therapy combined… CONTINUE READING


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