Systemic inflammatory response predicts outcome in patients undergoing resection for ductal adenocarcinoma head of pancreas

Jamieson, N.B., Glen, P., McMillan, D.C. , McKay, C.J., Foulis, A.K., Carter, R. and Imrie, C.W. (2005) Systemic inflammatory response predicts outcome in patients undergoing resection for ductal adenocarcinoma head of pancreas. British Journal of Cancer, 92(1), pp. 21-23. (doi:10.1038/sj.bjc.6602305)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/sj.bjc.6602305

Abstract

The aim of the present study was to examine the relationship between the clinicopathological status, the pre- and postoperative systemic inflammatory response and survival in patients undergoing potentially curative resection for ductal adenocarcinoma of the head of the pancreas. Patients (n=65) who underwent resection of ductal adenocarcinoma of the head of pancreas between 1993 and 2001, and had pre- and postoperative measurements of C-reactive protein, were included in the study. The majority of patients had stage III disease (International Union Against Cancer Criteria, IUCC), positive circumferential margin involvement (R1), tumour size greater than 25 mm with perineural and lymph node invasion and died within the follow-up period. On multivariate analysis, tumour size (hazard ratio (HR) 2.10, 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.20–3.68, P=0.009), vascular invasion (HR 2.58, 95% CI 1.48–4.50, P<0.001) and postoperative C-reactive protein (HR 2.00, 95% CI 1.14–3.52, P=0.015) retained independent significance. Those patients with a postoperative C-reactive protein 10 mg l-1 had a median survival of 21.5 months compared with 8.4 months in those patients with a C-reactive protein >10 mg l-1 (P<0.001). The results of the present study indicate that, in patients who have undergone potentially curative resection for ductal adenocarcinoma of the head of pancreas, the presence of a systemic inflammatory response predicts poor outcome.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Jamieson, Dr Nigel and McMillan, Professor Donald and Foulis, Dr Alan and Carter, Dr Roger
Authors: Jamieson, N.B., Glen, P., McMillan, D.C., McKay, C.J., Foulis, A.K., Carter, R., and Imrie, C.W.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing
Journal Name:British Journal of Cancer
ISSN:0007-0920
ISSN (Online):1532-1827

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