What are the ESMO treatment guidelines for pancreatic cancer?

Updated: Oct 02, 2020
  • Author: Tomislav Dragovich, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: N Joseph Espat, MD, MS, FACS  more...
  • Print

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

Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!