Locally advanced pancreatic cancer successfully treated with high-dose helical tomotherapy
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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.
KeywordsPancreatic neoplasms Radiation Radiotherapy, image-guided
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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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