New GP decision tool aims to slash delays in diagnosis of pancreatic cancer

The recommendations cover urgent investigation, trial of management and differential diagnosis
Professor Rachel Neale.

The first Australian guidance for GPs on the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer offers tips on spotting red-flag patterns of signs and often non-specific symptoms that should prompt investigation.

The decision support tool has been developed to improve timely diagnosis of the disease, which has a five–year relative survival rate of only 11%.