CAR, PNI Levels Correlate with Outcomes in Pancreatic Cancer

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The preoperative indicators C-reactive/albumin ratio (CAR) and prognostic nutritional index (PNI) may be useful prognostic markers for patients with operable pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), according to a study published in the Journal of Pancreatic Cancer.

The prognosis for patients with PDAC is very poor, with 5-year survival rates of 20% to 35% even in patients who undergo curative resection. Prior studies found evidence associating preoperative chronic inflammation, low immunity, and poor nutrition with poor survival. Read more . . .

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