Mapping patterns of care for patients with pancreatic cancer: how close are we to the Optimal Care Pathways?

Pancreatic cancer has one of the lowest survival rates of all cancer types, and people with pancreatic cancer can experience a range of symptoms including pain, weight loss and high rates of anxiety and depression. In order to determine where improvements can be made to patient outcomes, the pathways of a cohort of Victorian pancreatic cancer patients will be mapped and compared to the consensus-based optimal care pathways developed by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services and Cancer Council Victoria. Timely referral to palliative care services is a key component of the optimal care pathway, and has the potential to deliver a range of beneficial patient outcomes.


Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre


Palliative Care Research Network

Principal Investigator/s

Ms Allison Drosdowsky

Email: [email protected]

Contact Details

Ms Allison Drosdowsky

Senior Research Fellow/Data Analyst

Ph: 03 8559 7842

Email: [email protected]