PREOPERATIVE CHEMOTHERAPY DOES NOT ADVERSELY AFFECT SHORT-TERM OUTCOME AFTER PANCREATIC RESECTION.
Between 2003 and 2011, patients with locally advanced (stage III) pancreatic cancer who were
treated with preoperative chemotherapy (PCHT) underwent surgical resection. Each patient was
matched with the closest two patients with pancreatic cancer ( control group ) selected from
our prospective electronic database who met the following match criteria: age (+/- 3
years), gender, ASA score, type of resection, pancreatic duct diameter (+/- 1 mm), and
tumour size (+/- 5 mm).
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Postoperative morbidity rate
Postoperative. From 0 to 30 days after discharge
Marco Braga, MD
Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele
Italy: Ministry of Health