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Utilization of preoperative endoscopic ultrasound for pancreatic adenocarcinoma

Utilization of preoperative endoscopic ultrasound for pancreatic adenocarcinoma

In this study, Dr. Ryan Schmocker et al. examined patterns of preoperative endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) for pancreatic adenocarcinoma and the impact on downstream treatment. The investigators used the SEER-Medicare database to conduct the study and found the factors most associated with receipt of EUS were: earlier year of diagnosis, SEER area, and an NCI or academic hospital. EUS was associated with a longer time to surgery and higher number of staging tests.

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