Journal article

Use of chemotherapy and radiotherapy in patients with pancreatic cancer in Victoria (2002-2003): a retrospective cohort study

Michael Jefford, Vicky Thursfield, Yvonne Torn-Broers, Trevor Leong, Mario Guerrieri, Tony Speer

Medical Journal of Australia | WILEY | Published : 2010

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To describe the management and outcomes of a population-based cohort of patients with pancreatic cancer treated with chemotherapy or radiotherapy in Victoria, Australia. DESIGN, SETTING AND PATIENTS: Questionnaire-based study of patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer during 2002-2003 in Victoria who were retrospectively identified from the Victorian Cancer Registry and followed up for a minimum of 5 years. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Reported treatment, referral patterns and survival rates. RESULTS: 1044 patients with pancreatic cancer were identified, of whom 927 were eligible for the study. Completed questionnaires were obtained for 831 eligible patients (response rate, 89.6%) and..

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