Although it has long been known that surgical procedures, such as a Whipple’s resection, may achieve cure in apparently localized pancreatic cancer, there are many caveats to that statement, including patient characteristics, influence of the size and local extent of the tumor, absence of nodal involvement, tumor grade, presence of antecedent weight loss, and the rigor of the investigation protocol to ensure true ability to resect completely. Read more . . .
It seems that we may finally be seeing a real glimmer of hope for patients with pancreas cancer that has not metastasized clinically.