Improved survival with adjuvant external-beam radiation therapy in lymph node-negative pancreatic cancer: a United States population-based assessment.

@article{Artinyan2008ImprovedSW,
  title={Improved survival with adjuvant external-beam radiation therapy in lymph node-negative pancreatic cancer: a United States population-based assessment.},
  author={Avo Artinyan and Minia Hellan and Pablo Mojica-Ma{\~n}osa and Yi-Jen Chen and Richard D. Pezner and Joshua D. I. Ellenhorn and Joseph C Kim},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2008},
  volume={112 1},
  pages={34-42}
}
BACKGROUND Although chemoradiation often is administered as an adjuvant to pancreatic cancer surgery, recent reports have disputed the benefit of radiation therapy. The objective of this study was to determine the effect of adjuvant radiation therapy in patients with locally confined, lymph node-negative (N0) pancreatic cancer. METHODS The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results registry was used to identify patients who had undergone cancer-directed surgery for N0 pancreatic… CONTINUE READING

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