Journal article

Population-based analysis of treatment patterns and outcomes for pancreas cancer in Victoria

Charles HC Pilgrim, Luc Te Marvelde, Ella Stuart, Dan Croagh, David Deutscher, Mehrdad Nikfarjam, Belinda Lee, Christopher Christophi

ANZ Journal of Surgery | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The Victorian Pancreas Cancer summit 2017 analysed state-wide data on management of Victorians with pancreas cancer between 2011 and 2015 to identify variations in care and outcomes. Pancreas cancer remains a formidable disease but systemic therapies are increasingly effective. Surgery remains essential but insufficient alone for cure. Understanding patterns of care and identifying variations in treatment is critical to improving outcomes. METHODS: This population-based study analysed data collected prospectively by Department of Health and Human services (Victorian state government). Data were extracted from Victorian Cancer Registry (covering all Victorian cancer diagnoses), Vi..

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