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Early Diagnosis to Improve the Poor Prognosis of Pancreatic Cancer

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Department of Gastroenterology, Tokyo Metropolitan Cancer and Infectious Disease Center Komagome Hospital, 3-18-22, Honkomagome, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8677, Japan
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Department of Gastroenterology, Shizuoka General Hospital, Shizuoka 420-8527, Japan
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Cancers 2018, 10(2), 48; https://doi.org/10.3390/cancers10020048
Received: 1 January 2018 / Revised: 25 January 2018 / Accepted: 2 February 2018 / Published: 11 February 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Latest Development in Pancreatic Cancer)
Pancreatic cancer (PC) has a poor prognosis due to delayed diagnosis. Early diagnosis is the most important factor for improving prognosis. For early diagnosis of PC, patients with clinical manifestations suggestive of PC and high risk for developing PC need to be selected for examinations for PC. Signs suggestive of PC (e.g., symptoms, diabetes mellitus, acute pancreatitis, or abnormal results of blood examinations) should not be missed, and the details of risks for PC (e.g., familial history of PC, intraductal mucin producing neoplasm, chronic pancreatitis, hereditary pancreatitis, or life habit) should be understood. Multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be performed for diagnosing PC, but the diagnostic ability of these examinations for PC is limited. Endoscopic diagnostic procedures, such as endoscopic ultrasonography, including fine-needle aspiration, and endoscopic retrograde pancreatocholangiography, including Serial Pancreatic-juice Aspiration Cytologic Examination (SPACE), could be recommended for a detailed examination to diagnose pancreatic carcinoma earlier. View Full-Text
Keywords: EUS; ERCP; SPACE; MDCT; MRI; FDG-PET; DM; acute pancreatitis; hereditary pancreatitis; carcinoma in situ EUS; ERCP; SPACE; MDCT; MRI; FDG-PET; DM; acute pancreatitis; hereditary pancreatitis; carcinoma in situ
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Kikuyama, M.; Kamisawa, T.; Kuruma, S.; Chiba, K.; Kawaguchi, S.; Terada, S.; Satoh, T. Early Diagnosis to Improve the Poor Prognosis of Pancreatic Cancer. Cancers 2018, 10, 48. https://doi.org/10.3390/cancers10020048

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Kikuyama M, Kamisawa T, Kuruma S, Chiba K, Kawaguchi S, Terada S, Satoh T. Early Diagnosis to Improve the Poor Prognosis of Pancreatic Cancer. Cancers. 2018; 10(2):48. https://doi.org/10.3390/cancers10020048

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Kikuyama, Masataka; Kamisawa, Terumi; Kuruma, Sawako; Chiba, Kazuro; Kawaguchi, Shinya; Terada, Shuzo; Satoh, Tatsunori. 2018. "Early Diagnosis to Improve the Poor Prognosis of Pancreatic Cancer" Cancers 10, no. 2: 48. https://doi.org/10.3390/cancers10020048

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