Update on pancreatic cancer.

  title={Update on pancreatic cancer.},
  author={Caio Max S Rocha Lima and Barbara Ann Centeno},
  journal={Current opinion in oncology},
  volume={14 4},
Pancreatic cancer remains the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths in males and females in the beginning of this new millennium. The 5-year survival for all stages remains less than 5%. The frequent diagnosis at late stages of the disease limits the role of surgery as a curative modality in pancreatic cancer. Despite recent advances, systemic treatment continues to have a limited role in the adjuvant setting, and chemotherapy is mostly palliative in advanced and metastatic pancreatic cancer… CONTINUE READING