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DIPLOMA trial, a clinical trial on distal pancreatectomy, minimally invasive or open, for malignancy

The new PCE member Dutch Pancreatic Cancer is a member of the European Consortium of Minimally Invasive Pancreatic Surgery (E-MIPS).

E-MIPS has recently organized the DIPLOMA trial, which is coordinated by the AMC Amsterdam and University Hospital Southampton.The primary aim of the E-MIPS is to perform a pan-European randomized controlled trial of minimally invasive (either laparoscopic or robot-assisted) versus open distal pancreatectomy for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) in the pancreatic body or tail, with the aim to enhance patient’s recovery and lessen the impact of surgery without compromising oncological outcomes. In total 35 centers from 11 countries and 258 patients (129 minimally invasive and 129 open) are expected to participate in this trial.

Pancreatic Cancer Europe strongly supports high quality clinical trials conducted on pancreatic cancer, which are more than needed to improve outcomes and processes throughout the treatment pathway.

More information about the E-MIPS and DIPLOMA trial on their website: e-mips.org/diploma.