Early detection of pancreatic carcinoma

Rosty, Christophe and Goggins, Michael (2002) Early detection of pancreatic carcinoma. Hematology/Oncology Clinics of North America, 16 1: 37-52. doi:10.1016/S0889-8588(01)00007-7


Author Rosty, Christophe
Goggins, Michael
Title Early detection of pancreatic carcinoma
Journal name Hematology/Oncology Clinics of North America   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0889-8588
1558-1977
Publication date 2002-02
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1016/S0889-8588(01)00007-7
Volume 16
Issue 1
Start page 37
End page 52
Total pages 16
Place of publication Maryland Heights, MO, United States
Publisher W.B. Saunders
Language eng
Abstract The poor prognosis and late presentation of pancreatic cancer patients emphasize the importance of an effective early detection strategy for patients at risk of developing pancreatic cancer. In current practice, the use of CA 19-9 levels and imaging techniques is not optimal for detecting small pancreatic lesions. It is hoped that the understanding of genetic alterations in combination with the development of high-throughput sensitive techniques will lead to the rapid discovery of a panel of biomarkers that will save lives by enabling aggressive therapy at the time when tumors are curable.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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