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Pancreatic adenocarcinoma mortality risk outweighed by other causes after 9 years

Patients who survived 8.75 years after being diagnosed with pancreatic adenocarcinoma were more likely to die of other causes than of their cancer, according to a research letter published in JAMA Oncology.
However, some patients died of the disease more than 20 years after being diagnosed.
“Most patients who undergo resection of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma die within 5 years,” Douglas S. Swords, MD, resident in the department of surgery at The University of Utah, and colleagues wrote. “Five-year survivors remain at risk for pancreatic adenocarcinoma-related death, and
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