Pancreatic cancer website-editorial - Jan 2013
It is now almost five years since the inception of Pancreatic Cancer India website by Professors Shailesh Shrikhande, Sudeep Gupta and Umesh Mahantshetty.
The best way to meet the cancer head on is to be armed with all the information available relating to diagnosis, treatment strategies and clinical trials ongoing in India and around the world. This is what we will try to do through this website; in keeping you up-to-date as much as possible that is happening in the pancreatic cancer world. This year, we will also add a section on pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours.
Treatment decisions are very individualized for every patient and should be made in discussion with the primary oncologist but keeping up with the latest news will hopefully help you make the right decision for you. Research in pancreatic cancer today is focusing on identifying new targets for therapy and also looking at options at chemo-radiotherapy before surgery to see if it is possible to make some tumours amenable to surgery which remains the only curative option. Circulating tumour cells genotyping and phenotyping also it is hoped will a crucial role in individualizing therapy and identifying newer targets for treating the cancer.
The main objective of this site is to give you impartial, precise information on pancreatic cancer and other pancreatic tumours.
Wishing you a happy and healthy 2013.