Article Abstract

Understanding genetic features of pancreatic neoplasm

Authors: Jin He, Zhi-Gang Zhang, Xianjun Yu

Abstract

Pancreatic cancer is a lethal disease and predicted to become the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States by 2030. Lack of screening and early detection, coupled with the propensity for early metastasis and minimally effective systemic therapy remain significant barriers to curing patients with pancreatic cancer. With better chemotherapy and safer oncological surgery, more patients have achieved better survival than before.