Recent advances in diagnosis of pancreatic cancer

Koji Yamaguchi, Yoshiaki Ogawa, Kazuki Yokohata, Hiroyuki Konomi, Masafumi Nakamura, Shigenori Nagata, Masao Tanaka

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Abstract

The clinical course of patients with pancreatic cancer remains dismal. This may be because the pancreas is a retroperitoneal organ, the symptoms are non-specific, occur late, and pancreas cancer has an invasive nature. Screening for asymptomatic or symptomatic patients using serum tumor markers and ultrasonography is not cost-effective. However, the clinical course of small carcinomas less than 1 cm or 1 cm in size is favorable. Thus, the detection of small pancreatic carcinoma is essential to improve the clinical outcome. Possible discovery of pancreatic carcinoma as a diagnostic clue to diabetes mellitus, and intraductal papillary-mucinous neoplasm are introduced based on our clinical experience.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)612-616
Number of pages5
JournalGan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy
Volume32
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2005

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Pancreatic Neoplasms
Tumor Biomarkers
Pancreas
Ultrasonography
Diabetes Mellitus
Biomarkers
Carcinoma
Costs and Cost Analysis
Neoplasms
Pancreatic Carcinoma

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  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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Yamaguchi, K., Ogawa, Y., Yokohata, K., Konomi, H., Nakamura, M., Nagata, S., & Tanaka, M. (2005). Recent advances in diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy, 32(5), 612-616.

Recent advances in diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. / Yamaguchi, Koji; Ogawa, Yoshiaki; Yokohata, Kazuki; Konomi, Hiroyuki; Nakamura, Masafumi; Nagata, Shigenori; Tanaka, Masao.

In: Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy, Vol. 32, No. 5, 05.2005, p. 612-616.

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Yamaguchi, K, Ogawa, Y, Yokohata, K, Konomi, H, Nakamura, M, Nagata, S & Tanaka, M 2005, 'Recent advances in diagnosis of pancreatic cancer', Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy, vol. 32, no. 5, pp. 612-616.
Yamaguchi K, Ogawa Y, Yokohata K, Konomi H, Nakamura M, Nagata S et al. Recent advances in diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy. 2005 May;32(5):612-616.
Yamaguchi, Koji ; Ogawa, Yoshiaki ; Yokohata, Kazuki ; Konomi, Hiroyuki ; Nakamura, Masafumi ; Nagata, Shigenori ; Tanaka, Masao. / Recent advances in diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. In: Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy. 2005 ; Vol. 32, No. 5. pp. 612-616.
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