A margin distance analysis of the impact of adjuvant chemoradiation on survival after pancreatoduodenectomy for pancreatic adenocarcinoma.

BACKGROUND The role of adjuvant chemoradiotherapy (CRT) following pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) for pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PDA) remains controversial. Recent data suggest that increased margin clearance (MC: distance between tumor and cut surface) is associated with improved survival after PD, but the role of adjuvant CRT in patients with known MC is… CONTINUE READING