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Because adenocarcinoma of the pancreas is the third leading cause of cancer death in men, the overall 5-year survival rate (1%) is one of the lowest of all cancers, and its incidence is increasing at an annual rate of 15%, the necessity for early diagnosis is clear. Dr. Kawai and an international team of 41 contributors have compiled an encyclopedia of the techniques for diagnosis of pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Specific diagnostic techniques addressed are serum tumor markers (carcinoembryonic antigen, ribonuclease, ferritin, glycoproteins, pancreatic oncofetal antigen), physical imaging techniques (selective arteriography, gray scale ultrasonography, computed tomography, transhepatic cholangiography), endoscopic techniques (retrograde pancreatography,
Early Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer.. Ann Intern Med. ;93:787–788. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-93-5-787_4
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1980;93(5):787-788.
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