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

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Saka B., Balci S., Basturk O., BAĞCI P., Postlewait L. M., Maithel S., ...More

ANNALS OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY, vol.23, no.6, pp.2010-2018, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1245/s10434-016-5093-7
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2010-2018
  • Kütahya Health Sciences University Affiliated: No


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.