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Outcomes following resection of pancreatic cancer

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Department of Surgery

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Chemotherapy, Adjuvant; Humans; *Pancreatectomy; Pancreatic Neoplasms; Patient Selection; Postoperative Complications; Quality of Life; Survival Rate; Treatment Outcome


Neoplasms | Oncology | Surgery


Pancreatic cancer is an aggressive and highly lethal malignancy. Surgical resection is a modest tool, but it provides the only potential for curative therapy and often prolongs survival. This article reviews the progress made on both local and national levels towards an era of safer pancreatic surgery, while discussing both perioperative outcomes and long-term survival after resection.

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Citation: J Surg Oncol. 2013 Jan;107(1):97-103. doi: 10.1002/jso.23267. Epub 2012 Sep 18. Link to article on publisher's site

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Journal of surgical oncology

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