An overview of the frontiers of advanced treatments for pancreatic cancer
Globally, it has been observed there to be an increased incidence of pancreatic cancer. Cancer-related mortality for pancreatic cancer ranks fourth in western developed countries. It is predicted that in the next decade, the mortality of pancreatic cancer will rise to second place in the United States and third place in the European Union countries (1). The main reason behind this is that the treatment efficacy of top-ranking cancers as lung cancer and colorectal cancer has improved significantly. However, the treatment of pancreatic cancer is extremely challenging and has been evolving slowly. There is still a long way to go in improving the long-term prognosis of pancreatic cancer patients. This article reviews popular fields in the surgical treatment of pancreatic cancer in the past 20 years and its prospects for future development.