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Oncology Whipple IRE:This has the potential for a PC cure. Is it really possible with T1-2 in the hands of a preeminent oncologist at a major center?

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In brief: Yes

Pancreaticoduodenectomy, aka Whipple procedure, is used for adenocarcinoma of the head of the pancreas.
The outcome of this operation on survival depends on size (T1 or T2 lesion means less than or more than 2 cm), but also lymph node involvement. This factors into the staging of the cancer. Five year survival in this group is approximately 15-20% and the use of adjuvant chemoradiotherapy

In brief: Yes

Pancreaticoduodenectomy, aka Whipple procedure, is used for adenocarcinoma of the head of the pancreas.
The outcome of this operation on survival depends on size (T1 or T2 lesion means less than or more than 2 cm), but also lymph node involvement. This factors into the staging of the cancer. Five year survival in this group is approximately 15-20% and the use of adjuvant chemoradiotherapy
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