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Pancreatic Cancer: Current Progress and Future Challenges

S. Perwez Hussain
Head Pancreatic Cancer Unit, Laboratory of Human Carcinogenesis, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institutes, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA Guest editor Corresponding author: hussainp@mail.nih.gov
Abstract :

Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), the most common form of pancreatic cancer, remains one of the highly lethal malignancies. The highly refractory nature of clinically advanced disease and lack of a reliable biomarker for early detection are major obstructions in improving patient outcome. The recent efforts, however, in understanding the pancreatic tumor biology have resulted in the recognition of novel addictions as well as vulnerabilities of tumor cells and are being assessed for their clinical potential. This special issue highlights some of the recent progress, complexity and challenges towards improving disease outcome in patients with this lethal malignancy

Keywords :
Pancreatic Cancer

Date Deposited : 16 Mar 2016 10:54

Last Modified : 16 Mar 2016 10:54

Official URL: http://www.ijbs.com/v12i3

Volume 12, Number 3, - 2016 , ISSN 1449-2288

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