Welcome to Pancreas 2018 Innovations in the Care of Pancreatic Cancer and Call for Papers
I am delighted welcome you to participate in Pancreas 2018, Innovations in the Care of Pancreatic Cancer. This international conference will take place at the Johns Hopkins Medical Campus Baltimore, Maryland, April 26-29, 2018. Pancreas 2018 follows on from the successful meetings in Glasgow (2016), Verona (2014) and Kyoto (2012) and is a major event in the calendar, providing a unique opportunity for all those working in the diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer, to learn of the latest developments in this rapidly changing and expanding field. We hope you share our enthusiasm for the Conference and forward to seeing you in Baltimore in 2018.
Why do we need a journal solely focused on the malignant diseases of the pancreas?
Pancreatic cancer has become the third leading cause of death from malignant diseases in both the United States and Europe. The incidence of pancreatic cancer is rising. Tremendous efforts have been devoted to basic and clinical research in pancreatic cancer. However, the outcome of pancreatic cancer has been minimally improved over the last thirty years. Such a profound sadness tells us that we should spend more efforts and be more focused on this disease. There had been no scientific journal that is solely focused on the malignant diseases of the pancreas. It is critical to have a media to rapidly disseminate research news and reports within the communities of pancreatic cancer researchers and have a venue to discuss the management strategies for pancreatic cancer among clinicians. This is why we are launching Annals of Pancreatic Cancer.