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2018 ASCO Annual Meeting /
Pre-operative chemotherapy with radiation may help people with pancreatic cancer live longer

1st - 5th Jun 2018

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Published: 04.06.18
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Dr Geertjan van Tienhoven - Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Dr Van Tienhoven speaks with ecancer at the 2018 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting about results from the PREOPANC-1 trial.

This was a phase III randomised trial in which patients with resectable pancreatic cancer received 10 weeks of chemoradiotherapy prior to surgery, or immediate surgery alone.

Median overall survival improved from 13.7 months to 17.1, disease recurrence from 7.9 months to 9.9 months, and two year survival rate from 30% to 42%

For more on these results, watch him present the results in a press conference here, or read news coverage here.

ecancer's filming has been kindly supported by Amgen through the ecancer Global Foundation. ecancer is editorially independent and there is no influence over content.

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Founding partners

European Cancer Organisation European Institute of Oncology

Founding Charities

Foundazione Umberto Veronesi Fondazione IEO Swiss Bridge

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