Pancreatic Cancer: What About Screening and Detection?

  • Froso Konstantinou Oncology Unit, Third Department of Medicine, Athens School of Medicine, Sotiria General Hospital. Athens, Greece
  • Kostas N Syrigos Oncology Unit, Third Department of Medicine, Athens School of Medicine, Sotiria General Hospital. Athens, Greece
  • Muhammad Wasif Saif Department of Medicine and Cancer Center, Tufts Medical Center. Boston, MA, USA
Keywords: Early Detection of Cancer, Pancreatic Neoplasms, Risk Factors

Abstract

Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death in both sexes in the United States. In 2013, it is expected to account for 7% of all female cancer deaths and 6% of all male cancer deaths in the USA. Late presentation of the disease and poor prognosis even after complete operative resection, justify the necessity for early detection of pancreatic cancer as well as identifying high-risk individuals (screening). Herein, the authors summarize the data presented at the 2013 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting regarding screening and early detection of pancreatic cancer (Abstracts #4045 and #4052).

Image: Salvation (Sotiria) mosaic. Antakya, Turkey.

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Salvation (Sotiria) mosaic. Antakya, Turkey
Published
2013-07-10
How to Cite
Konstantinou, F., Syrigos, K., & Saif, M. (2013). Pancreatic Cancer: What About Screening and Detection?. JOP. Journal of the Pancreas, 14(4), 312-315. https://doi.org/10.6092/1590-8577/1645
Section
Highlights from the “2013 ASCO Annual Meeting”. Chicago, IL, USA. May 31 - June 4, 2013

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