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Adjuvant Therapy in Pancreatic Cancer

  • Paula Ghaneh
  • Anthony Kawesha
  • J. D. Evans
  • J. P. Neoptolemos

Abstract

Pancreatic cancer continues to present a difficult clinical problem with an overall 5-year survival rate of only 0.4% (1,2). Nevertheless, improvements in surgical techniques, supportive care and referrals to specialised centres (3) have resulted in resection rates of 7–14% (4,5) and decreasing operative mortality rates of less than 10%. Yet the median survival time after surgery is only 10–18 months, with overall 5-year survival rates of 10–24% (6–13). In reality this means that very few patients are actually cured in spite of the advances that have been made in conventional treatment (10).

Keywords

Pancreatic Cancer External Beam Radiation Therapy Advanced Pancreatic Cancer Preoperative Chemoradiation Positive Resection Margin 
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  • Paula Ghaneh
  • Anthony Kawesha
  • J. D. Evans
  • J. P. Neoptolemos

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