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Category Archives: Pancreatic Cancer Surgical Treatment

Long-term Results from Adjuvant Chemoradiation plus Interferon-α for Pancreatic Cancer

The radiation component of adjuvant chemoradiation after surgery for ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas (pancreatic cancer) took a turn toward controversy beginning about year 2000 with results of the Gastrointestinal Tract Cancer Cooperative Group of the EORTC demonstrating minimal survival improvement of adjuvant chemoradiation over chemotherapy alone (1999). These findings were punctuated with the release […]

Neoadjuvant Therapy in Stage 3 Pancreatic Cancer Confers Survival Advantage

In a certain sense, treatment selection by professionals is easier in early or late stage pancreatic cancer (ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas) because the options tend to be narrower: early yields surgery; late leans toward chemotherapy alone. The middle stages II and III, or locally advanced, potentially resectable pancreatic cancer, etc. tend to be more […]

Later Surgery for Advanced Pancreatic Cancer in Treatment Responders with Hepatic Lesions ?

Criteria for exclusion of patients from surgery for pancreatic cancer (ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas) include detection of distal metastases including those noted in the liver (also known as the hepatic organ).  However especially over the past decade, there have been a number of studies aimed at trying to discern whether liver lesions alone should […]

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