Surgery is a viable treatment for more pancreatic cancer patients than commonly thought, especially if they first receive chemotherapy

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Patients with stage II pancreatic cancer who are treated with chemotherapy followed by resection (an operation that removes the cancerous part of the organ, structure or tissue) live nearly twice as long as patients who receive only chemotherapy, according to a new Journal of the American College of Surgeons study published online in advance of print.

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