Conditional survival in patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma resected with curative intent

Cancer, 04/18/2012

Differences in actuarial versus conditional survival estimates were more pronounced based on the additional years already survived by the patient. Conditional survival may be a helpful tool in counseling patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) , as it is a more accurate assessment of future survival for those patients who have already survived a certain amount of time.

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