Pancreatic Cancer (Germany) Top 10

  1. How can the best treatment for each individual patient with pancreatic cancer be identified (e.g. regarding surgery and chemotherapy)?
  2. Does the extent of resection (e.g. extent of lymph-node removal, extent of pancreatic resection, extent of resection of tissue on the vessels) influence survival time and quality of life?
  3. How are complications after pancreatic surgery best treated?
  4. What is the most effective treatment for metastases of pancreatic cancer?
  5. How can adverse effects and long-term damage from medicinal treatment be avoided?
  6. Does nutrition influence the survival and/or quality of life of patients with pancreatic cancer (e.g. after surgery or during chemotherapy?
  7. How can patients with pancreatic cancer be offered a holistic treatment package (survival time, quality of life, mobility, autonomy...)?
  8. What chemotherapy protocol is best for what pancreatic cancer tumour stage?
  9. How can the treatment goals (quality versus prolongation of life) best be explained to patients in the palliative scenario (incurable disease)?
  10. Which of the new treatment options for pancreatic cancer  [e.g. CRISPR/Cas9 (gene scissors), KRAS, personalised peptide vaccination, hormone treatment] are effective?