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Locally advanced pancreatic cancer successfully treated with high-dose helical tomotherapy

  • Yukihiro Hama
Case report

Abstract

Complete surgical resection is the potentially curative treatment for pancreatic cancer, but only fewer than 20% of those individuals will be found to be eligible for surgery. Here we report a 49-year-old man with locally advanced pancreatic cancer successfully treated with high-dose radiotherapy using helical tomotherapy (66 Gy/33 fractions, 2 Gy per day over 6.5 weeks). To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of locally advanced pancreatic cancer curatively treated with helical tomotherapy alone.

Keywords

Pancreatic neoplasms Radiation Radiotherapy, image-guided 

Notes

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Ethical approval

All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki Declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards. For this type of study formal consent is not required.

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© The Japan Society of Clinical Oncology 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Tokyo-Edogawa Cancer CenterEdogawa HospitalTokyoJapan

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