Long-term survival after resection for ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas. Is it really improving?

@article{Nitecki1995LongtermSA,
  title={Long-term survival after resection for ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas. Is it really improving?},
  author={Samy S. Nitecki and Michael G. Sarr and Thomas Vail Colby and Jon A. van Heerden},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={1995},
  volume={221 1},
  pages={59-66}
}
OBJECTIVE The authors review their recent experience with resected pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas has traditionally had a 5-year survival rate less than 10% after curative resection. Recently, several groups have reported markedly improved 5-year survival rates (approaching 25%) for patients undergoing curative resection. METHODS Institutional experience with 186 consecutive patients (1981-1991) with pathologic diagnoses of… CONTINUE READING
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