Resection with Intent to Cure Pancreatic Cancer
The operation should have a low operative mortality.
The operation should have an acceptable short- and long-term morbidity, i.e., it should not substantially reduce the quality of life.
The operation should afford the patient an improved long-term survival over other treatment modalities which are nonsurgical in nature (radio- and/or chemotherapy).
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