Journal article

Pancreatic cancer: surgical management and outcomes after 6 years of follow-up

Antony G Speer, Vicky J Thursfield, Yvonne Torn-Broers, Michael Jefford

Medical Journal of Australia | WILEY | Published : 2012

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To describe the management and outcomes of a population-based cohort of patients with pancreatic cancer in Victoria, Australia. DESIGN, SETTING AND PATIENTS: Retrospective study based on questionnaires completed from medical histories of patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer during 2002-2003 in Victoria who were identified from the Victorian Cancer Registry and followed up for 6 years. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Proportion of patients receiving each form of treatment, 30-day mortality, median survival, and 5-year and 6-year survival. RESULTS: Of 1044 patients with pancreatic cancer identified, 927 were eligible for the study, and questionnaires were completed for 830 (response rat..

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