About this Research Topic
Pancreatic cystic lesions can be helpful in the early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. As pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma is one of the most dreadful cancers, only 5% of patients survive 5 years. This is due to the late diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. So early diagnosis is important.
This Research Topic will include, but is not limited to, the following sub-themes:
1. Natural history, prevalence, and types of pancreatic cystic tumours
2. Early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer (pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma)
3. Role of endoscopic ultrasound and fine needle aspiration in the diagnosis of pancreatic cysts
4. Cyst fluid acquisition, analysis, and its role in the diagnosis
5. Role of biochemical and molecular markers in pancreatic cyst
6. Role of biochemical and molecular markers in pancreatic cancer
7. Role of cytology in the diagnosis of pancreatic cysts
8. Recent advances in the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer
Keywords: Pancreatic cystic lesion, Mucinous cyst, Serous cyst, Cyst fluid analysis, Pancreatic cancer pseudocyst
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