Clinical benefit with intraoperative radiotherapy combined with regional chemotherapy for advanced pancreatic carcinoma
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Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) in combination with regional chemotherapy in the treatment of advanced pancreatic carcinoma.Methods: 17 patients with advanced pancreatic adenocarcinoma were treated with IORT and regional chemotherapy with 5-FU, Epirubucin and Mitomycin, and 6 cases accepted external radiotherapy postoperatively.Results: 35.29% (6/17) of the patients were clinical benefit responders and 23.53% (4/17) had a partial response. The median survival time was 11 months and the 1-year survival rate was 35.29% (6/17)Conclusion: IORT in combination with regional chemotherapy had a good impact on clinical benefit without severe side effects in locally advanced pancreatic carcinoma and led to a significant prolongation of the survival time.
Key wordspancreatic cancer intraoperative radiotherapy chemotherapy
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