Translation of Recent Advances and Discoveries in Molecular Biology and Immunology in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer

Daniel Albo, Buckminster Farrow, David H. Berger

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Abstract

Recent advances in understanding the molecular mechanisms of cancer progression have allowed for targeted approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer. New biologic markers are emerging that may improve the ability to detect these tumors earlier. Targeted biologic cancer therapies promise more effective and less toxic systemic treatment options. Although a clear "magic bullet" has yet to emerge, this type of targeted approach offers hope in the management of this dreadful disease. This article offers an update on these promising diagnostic and treatment modalities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)357-376
Number of pages20
JournalSurgical Oncology Clinics of North America
Volume17
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oncology

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