Preoperative CA19-9 levels and lymph node ratio are independent predictors of survival in patients with resected pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma.

@article{Smith2008PreoperativeCL,
  title={Preoperative CA19-9 levels and lymph node ratio are independent predictors of survival in patients with resected pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma.},
  author={Richard A. G. Smith and Lorraine Bosonnet and Paula Ghaneh and Michael G.T. Raraty and Robert Sutton and Fiona Campbell and John P Neoptolemos},
  journal={Digestive surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={25 3},
  pages={226-32}
}
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to identify whether preoperative CA19-9 levels might represent an independent prognostic marker for overall survival in patients undergoing resection for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, and to describe the relationship between CA19-9 and tumour histology. METHODS 109 patients who had a pancreatoduodenectomy for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma with recorded preoperative CA19-9 levels were identified from a prospectively maintained database (1997-2006… CONTINUE READING
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