Pancreatic Cancer

  • A. Yuriko Minn
  • Daniel T. Chang
  • Albert C. Koong
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Cancer of the pancreas is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. Patients with pancreatic cancer have a poor prognosis. The majority of patients are unresectable at the time of diagnosis. The use of stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) for pancreas cancer is promising with the clinical experience showing excellent local control. Major advantages of SBRT include intensified treatment and short treatment time allowing for continued intensive systemic chemotherapy.


Pancreatic Cancer Superior Mesenteric Artery Intensity Modulate Radiation Therapy Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy Gross Tumor Volume 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Yuriko Minn
    • 1
  • Daniel T. Chang
    • 1
  • Albert C. Koong
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiation OncologyStanford University Medical CenterStanfordUSA

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