Review on pancreatic cancer published

16th May, 2012 6:35
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Charles ImberCharles Imber

Mr Charles Imber is senior author on a major review published this month in the British Journal of Medicine (BMJ) in association with fellow surgeons Giles Bond-Smith, Neal Banga and Toby Hammond.

The review, Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma, highlights that around 8,000 new cases of pancreatic cancer are diagnosed in the UK each year. Although it’s not one of the most common cancers, at 13th in the incidence table, it is one of the biggest killers, being the fourth most common cause of death due to cancer in both men and women.

“The major problem with pancreatic cancer is that it causes very few symptoms. Like ovarian cancer, i ...