Evolving pancreatic cancer treatment: From diagnosis to healthcare management
Michele Milella, Claudio Bassi, Ugo Boggi, Oronzo Brunetti, Alessandro Cavaliere, Stefano Crippa, Ferdinando De Vita, Massimo Falconi, Giovanni Luca Frassineti, Elisa Giommoni, Marina Macchini, Giuseppe Malleo, Nicola Silvestris, Antonella Tudisco, Enrico Vasile, Michele Reni
The prognosis of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma is still the worst among solid tumors. In this review, a panel of experts addressed the main unanswered questions about the clinical management of this disease, with the aim of providing practical decision support for physicians. On the basis of the evidence available from the literature, the main topics concerning pancreatic cancer are discussed: the diagnosis, as the need for a pathological characterization and the role for germ-line and somatic molecular profiling; the therapeutic management of resectable disease, as the role of upfront surgery or neoadjuvant chemotherapy, the post-operative restaging and the optimal timing foradjuvant chemotherapy, the management of the borderline resectable and locally advanced disease; the metastatic disease and the role of surgery for the management of patients with isolated metastasis and the use of biomarkers of metastatic potential; the role of supportive care and the healthcare management of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma.
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