Extent of Lymph Node Retrieval and Pancreatic Cancer Survival: Information from a Large US Population Database

@article{Schwarz2006ExtentOL,
  title={Extent of Lymph Node Retrieval and Pancreatic Cancer Survival: Information from a Large US Population Database},
  author={Roderich E. Schwarz and David D. Smith},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2006},
  volume={13},
  pages={1189-1200}
}
Operative therapy of pancreatic cancer is associated with poor survival because of high recurrence rates after pancreatectomy. The effect of lymph node (LN) dissection on survival continues to be debated. A pancreatic cancer data set was created through structured queries to the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results 1973 to 2000 database. Stage information was created according to 6th edition American Joint Committee on Cancer tumor-node-metastasis criteria, and the effect of LN number on… CONTINUE READING

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