Published online Aug 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i30.10405
Revised: January 16, 2014
Accepted: April 30, 2014
Published online: August 14, 2014
Core tip: Curative treatment outcome for patients with pancreatic cancer is achievable if early surgical treatment is combined with adjuvant chemotherapy. Nevertheless, most patients end up in a palliative situation, earlier or later. Also palliative therapeutic interventions are improving, but a multidisciplinary team with advanced expertise is a prerequisite for optimal care.