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Tumours of the pancreas 

Tumours of the pancreas
Tumours of the pancreas

Edward Britton

and Martin Lombard



Pathology—expanded discussion of cystic neoplasms of the pancreas and pancreatic intra epithelial neoplasia.

Clinical investigation—use of endoscopic ultrasound fine needle aspiration or biopsy (EUS-FNAB) and of molecular tumour markers.

Treatment—use of adjuvant chemotherapy with gemcitabine; use of combination chemotherapy; discussion of self expanding metal stents (SEMS).

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date: 24 September 2021

Pancreatic cancer, most commonly in the form of a solid ductal adenocarcinoma, accounts for 3% of all cancers but ranks in the top five leading causes of cancer deaths in most developed countries, reflecting the fact that it has a very poor prognosis (median survival 6 to 9 months). It is a disease of old age (85% of patients >65 years), and commoner in smokers....

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