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Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Gastroent Hepatol 2019; 73(5): 409–412. doi:10.14735/amgh2019409.

Effect of current treatment on long-term population survival data of pancreatic cancer patients

Miroslav Ryska1

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Pancreatic cancer (PC) is the second most common cancer of the gastrointestinal tract and the sixth most common cancer in the Czech Republic. Late diagnosis means that more than 70% of patients are diagnosed in stage IV. The only chance for long-term survival of patients is multimodal treatment, in which radical resection plays a crucial role. It is clear from the population data of the CR in the period 1995–2016 that the number of patients treated in stages I and II of the disease has significantly increased: by three-fold in stage I and by two-fold in stage II. On the other hand, overall relative survival has increased from 3.5 to 5.4 % in the last 20 years, meaning that overall relative survival has increased by less than 2%.


pancreatic cancer, multimodal therapy, population data

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