672 patients with acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas: a population-based comparison to pancreatic adenocarcinoma.

@article{Wisnoski2008672PW,
  title={672 patients with acinar cell carcinoma of the pancreas: a population-based comparison to pancreatic adenocarcinoma.},
  author={Nicholas C Wisnoski and Courtney M. Townsend and William H. Nealon and Jean L. Freeman and Taylor Sohn Riall},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={144 2},
  pages={141-8}
}
BACKGROUND Acinar cell carcinoma (ACC) is a rare cancer of the pancreas accounting for approximately 1% of nonendocrine tumors. Because no large series of patients with ACC exist, our understanding of this disease comes mainly from small retrospective reports and anecdotal experience. OBJECTIVE Our goal was to evaluate a large population-based cohort of patients with ACC and compare their demographic factors and outcomes to those of patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PA). METHODS… CONTINUE READING
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