Re-evaluation of classical prognostic factors in resectable ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas
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Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma carries a poor prognosis with annual deaths almost matching the reported incidence rates. Surgical resection offers the only potential cure. Yet, even among patients that undergo tumor resection, recurrence rates are high and long-term survival is scarce. Various tumorrelated factors have been identified as predictors of survival after potentially curative resection. These factors include tumor size, lymph node disease, tumor grade, vascular invasion, perineural invasion and surgical resection margin. This article will re-evaluate the importance of these factors based on recent publications on the topic, with potential implications for treatment and outcome in patients with pancreatic cancer.
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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||World Journal of Gastroenterology|
|Publication status||Published - 2016 Jul 28|