Multidisciplinary treatment with chemotherapy, targeted drug, and high-intensity focused ultrasound in advanced pancreatic carcinoma
This study reports a case of an advanced pancreatic cancer patient with liver metastasis who was treated with a combination of chemotherapy, targeted drugs, and high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU). The abdominal pain was successfully relieved after the HIFU therapy. The patient had an 18-month survival with satisfactory quality of life. Large-scale randomized clinical trials are necessary to evaluate the long-term efficacy of HIFU treatment with or without chemotherapy and/or targeted drug therapy for pancreatic carcinoma.
KeywordsMultidisciplinary treatment Pancreatic cancer Chemotherapy Targeted drug High-intensity focused ultrasound
High-intensity focused ultrasound
Non-small-cell lung cancer
Gastrointestinal stromal tumor
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