Prognostic factors in the palliation of pancreatic cancer

F J F Engelken, V Bettschart, M Q Rahman, O J Garden, Rowan W Parks

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Abstract

Few patients with pancreatic cancer are eligible for resection. In the remainder, estimation of prognosis is important to optimise various aspects of care, including palliation of biliary obstruction and trial of chemotherapy. The aim is to evaluate the prognostic significance of clinical and laboratory variables in patients with unresectable pancreatic cancer.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)368-73
Number of pages6
JournalEJSO - European Journal of Surgical Oncology
Volume29
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2003

Keywords

  • Aged
  • C-Reactive Protein
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Leukocytosis
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Palliative Care
  • Pancreatic Neoplasms
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Prognosis
  • Prothrombin Time
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Risk Factors
  • Survival Analysis
  • gamma-Glutamyltransferase

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