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Progress Against Pancreatic Cancer. 1970–1979 Progress Against Pancreatic Cancer 1970–1979 1970s: Tobacco use found to cause pancreatic cancer.

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1 Progress Against Pancreatic Cancer

2 1970–1979

3 Progress Against Pancreatic Cancer 1970– s: Tobacco use found to cause pancreatic cancer

4 Progress Against Pancreatic Cancer 1970– : Modification of standard surgical technique leads to fewer complications for patients with early- stage pancreatic cancer

5 Progress Against Pancreatic Cancer 1980–1989

6 Progress Against Pancreatic Cancer 1980– : Chemotherapy plus radiation effective for patients who cannot be treated surgically

7 Progress Against Pancreatic Cancer 1980– : Chemotherapy plus radiation effective as adjuvant therapy

8 Progress Against Pancreatic Cancer 1990–1999

9 Progress Against Pancreatic Cancer 1990– s: New imaging techniques help doctors assess and identify which patients need more aggressive care

10 Progress Against Pancreatic Cancer 1990– : Gemcitabine modestly extends survival, relieves symptoms with advanced pancreatic cancer

11 Progress Against Pancreatic Cancer 2000–Present

12 Progress Against Pancreatic Cancer 2000–Present Mid-2000s: Screening program for people at high- risk can detect potentially operable pancreatic tumors 2004: Adjuvant chemotherapy shown to benefit patients with early pancreatic cancer

13 Progress Against Pancreatic Cancer 2000–Present 2005: First targeted drug approved for pancreatic cancer

14 Progress Against Pancreatic Cancer 2000–Present 2007–2008: Adjuvant gemcitabine further extends survival for patients with early pancreatic cancer

15 Progress Against Pancreatic Cancer 2000–Present 2008: Major study maps the pancreatic cancer genome

16 Progress Against Pancreatic Cancer 2000–Present 2010: New combination chemotherapy regimen extends advanced pancreatic cancer survival

17 Progress Against Pancreatic Cancer Five-Year Survival Source: National Cancer Institute

18 Progress Against Pancreatic Cancer Mortality Source: National Cancer Institute

19 Progress Against Pancreatic Cancer New Cases Source: National Cancer Institute

20 Visit CancerProgress.Net for an interactive timeline of progress against a range of common cancers CancerProgress.Net is a project of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, which represents nearly 30,000 physicians who treat people with cancer and research new cures


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