<p>Pancreatic cancer is known for its unobservable signs and symptoms, rapid growth and resistance to available treatment modalities. Pancreatic cancer is of two types; exocrine pancreatic cancer and NETs. Methods of treatment vary from surgical procedures to radiotherapy to chemotherapy/ other drugs either as monotherapy or a combination of any of the above therapies. However, studies have shown that such cancers are resistant to treatments that are available hence research is now targeting towards newer methods of treatment of pancreatic carcinoma. Various chemotherapeutic drugs individually or in combination are the mainstay in treatment of pancreatic carcinoma that cannot be surgically removed. Current research has now better understood the differences that occur in pancreatic cancer and have used this new set of information to identify new treatment modalities. This review article is to describe all the available treatment modalities available and focus on the newer methods of targeting pancreatic cancerous growth and spread. © 2016, Global Research Online. All rights reserved.</p>
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Ja Karakkattu, Vinod, Ka, Anila K. N., and Pillai, Rb, “Pancreatic cancer and its treatment: An insight into its recent developments”, International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences Review and Research, vol. 40, pp. 11-17, 2016.