survival rates


    Pancreatic Cancer Survival Rates: What Do They Really Mean?

    Lola Rahib, PhD

    The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2020, 57,600 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and 47,050 will die from the disease. But not everyone’s pancreatic cancer is the same. Understanding what survival rates mean—and which factors can impact them—could help you navigate your or your loved one’s disease. What is the five-year relative survival rate for pancreatic cancer? In… Read more »

  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Curated by Editor in Chief George Lundberg, MD:

    When overall clinical trial results are presented as “medians,” obviously, the same number of patients lived longer as did those who lived less long than the median. It can be useful to study the “tail” of the long survivors for clues of combinations of treatments that  may help others. A July 2019 Journal of Neuro-Oncology paper explores this topic.