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Is surgery viable for people with advanced pancreatic cancer?

You can take people with stage IV colorectal cancer in their liver, which they’re told it's inoperable, and you give them chemotherapy for several months, and they get such a tremendous, remarkable response that you’d actually consider taking out part of their liver or part of their colon tumor.

That type of surgery is unheard of in pancreatic cancer. But have I ever re-operated on a patient for pancreatic cancer? I’ve done that, but only on a handful of people.

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