Published online Jul 28, 2020. doi: 10.35712/aig.v1.i1.19
Peer-review started: June 12, 2020
First decision: June 18, 2020
Revised: July 12, 2020
Accepted: July 16, 2020
Article in press: July 16, 2020
Published online: July 28, 2020
Pancreatic cancer is a complex cancer of the digestive tract. Diagnosis and treatment can be very difficult because of unclear early symptoms, the deep anatomical location of cancer tissues, and the high degree of cancer cell invasion. The prognosis is extremely poor; the 5-year survival rate of patients with pancreatic cancer is less than 1%. Artificial intelligence (AI) has great potential for application in the medical field. In addition to AI-based applications, such as disease data processing, imaging, and pathological image recognition, robotic surgery has revolutionized surgical procedures. To better understand the current role of AI in pancreatic cancer and predict future development trends, this article comprehensively reports the application of AI to the diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of pancreatic cancer.
Core tip: There are few unified reports on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) with regard to pancreatic cancer. By collating information on AI’s application in this field in recent years, this article systematically reports the use of AI for the diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of pancreatic cancer. Accordingly, this article fully depicts the current status of AI in this field and predicts future development trends.