Pancreatic cancer: yesterday, today and tomorrow

Future Oncol. 2016 Aug;12(16):1929-46. doi: 10.2217/fon-2016-0010. Epub 2016 Jun 1.


Pancreatic cancer is one of our most lethal malignancies. Despite substantial improvements in the survival rates for other major cancer forms, pancreatic cancer survival rates have remained relatively unchanged since the 1960s. Pancreatic cancer is usually detected at an advanced stage and most treatment regimens are ineffective, contributing to the poor overall prognosis. Herein, we review the current understanding of pancreatic cancer, focusing on central aspects of disease management from radiology, surgery and pathology to oncology.

Keywords: diagnosis; outcome; pancreatic cancer; treatment.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Medical Oncology / trends*
  • Pancreatic Neoplasms / epidemiology
  • Pancreatic Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Pancreatic Neoplasms / therapy*