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Adjuvant chemoradiotherapy significantly improves survival of patients with resectable pancreatic cancer, according to medical records of almost 3,000 patients.

Chemoradiotherapy extended median survival by more than 30% compared with surgical resection only, researchers reported in the January Archives of Surgery.

In a multivariate analysis, adjuvant chemoradiotherapy proved to be one of only three predictors of improved survival, the other two being treatment at high-volume and academic centers.

“This analysis provides strong evidence in a real-world setting that postoperative chemoradiotherapy and possibly adjuvant radiotherapy alone improve clinical outcome in patients with pancreatic cancer,” Relin Yang, MD, of the University of Miami, and colleagues wrote. (more…)

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