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Pancreatic cancer is the 5th leading cause of cancer death in Australia. Surgery remains the most effective treatment for early pancreatic cancer and currently the only potential for cure. Unfortunately, many patients present with advanced disease and are not suitable for surgery. Therefore, it is vital to detect these cancers early. In the absence of significant data from prospective studies, all of the guidelines are based on a critical review of available data and consensus of experts. The primary aim is to delineate the progression of IPMN to pancreatic malignancy as confirmed by surgical pathology, radiology and biochemical diagnosis. The secondary aims are (i) To outline the management of IPMNs for those who have progressed straight to surgery or surveillance by endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) (ii)To validate the International consensus guidelines for management of IPMN - Fukuoka consensus guidelines and tertiary aim to identify potential risk factors, if any that increase risk of malignancy within the IPMNs.


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NCT number NCT05117723
Study type Observational [Patient Registry]
Source St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne
Contact Lynn Chong
Phone +61 3 9231 2074
Email [email protected]
Status Recruiting
Phase
Start date August 26, 2021
Completion date July 2031

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