Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma is Spread to the Peripancreatic Soft Tissue in the Majority of Resected Cases, Rendering the AJCC T-Stage Protocol (7th Edition) Inapplicable and Insignificant: A Size-Based Staging System (pT1: <= 2, pT2: > 2-<= 4, pT3: > 4 cm) is More Valid and Clinically Relevant
ANNALS OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY, vol.23, no.6, pp.2010-2018, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI)
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Most studies have failed to identify any prognostic value of the current T-stage protocol for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) by the American Joint Committee on Cancer and the Union for International Cancer Control unless some grouping was performed.