Endoscopic ultrasound evaluation is associated with improved outcomes in pancreatic cancer patients

July 8, 2010

By hammersmith

[Source: ScienceDaily] – A new study has found that endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is associated with improved outcomes in patients with localized pancreatic cancer, possibly due to the detection of earlier cancers and improved stage-appropriate management, including more selective performance of curative intent surgery. This is the first study to analyze a large population-based cancer registry and demonstrate that EUS evaluation is associated with improved pancreatic cancer survival. The study appears in the July issue of GIE: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE).

For more information: Endoscopic Ultrasound Evaluation Is Associated With Improved Outcomes in Pancreatic Cancer Patients