What are the ESMO treatment guidelines for pancreatic cancer?

Updated: Mar 07, 2019
  • Author: Tomislav Dragovich, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: N Joseph Espat, MD, MS, FACS  more...
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The European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) recommendations for treatment of pancreatic cancer include the following [63] :

  • Radical surgery is the only curative treatment and is mainly suitable for patients with stage I and some patients with stage II

  • In elderly patients (>75 years old), comorbidity can be a reason to abstain from resection; the risk of perioperative mortality in patients undergoing pancreatic resection can be estimated using a surgical outcomes analysis and research (SOAR) pancreatectomy score


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