Impact of pancreatic cancer treatment on hospice utilization.

52 Background: There is an increasing incidence of pancreatic cancer over time, a cancer with a 5-year survival rate of only 7.2%.For patients with poor prognosis cancers, hospice is an important resource, but it is often not utilized or underutilized. Factors influencing hospice use are difficult to determine. We sought to evaluate the impact of pancreatic… CONTINUE READING