Epidemiology of pancreatic cancer

Date 28 June 2017
Event ESMO World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer 2017
Session ESMO World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer 2017
Topics Gastrointestinal Cancers
Pancreatic Cancer
Presenter Nacera Caid
Citation Annals of Oncology (2017) 28 (suppl_3): iii13-iii136. 10.1093/annonc/mdx261
Authors N. Caid, F. Braneci, L. Saoudi, R. Benemla, R. Ramoul, S. Rekkache, F. Smaili
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With a dramatic increase of incidence and a very poor prognosis, the treatment of pancreatic cancer remains a challenge. Unfortunately, the majority of cases are diagnosed at an advanced stage, where palliative chemotherapy can be administered to alleviate the symptoms and prolong life. Although pancreatic carcinogenesis has not yet been explained, familial aggregation, tobacco smoking, and hypercaloric intake are associated with pancreatic carcinogenesis. Till date, either prevention or screening programs could yet be proposed.