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Adjuvant hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy for adenocarcinoma of the pancreas

  • Stephen E. Ettinghausen
  • Andrew M. Averbach
Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 81)

Abstract

Each year in the United States, approximately 28,000 people develop cancer of the pancreas, resulting in an incidence of 9 cases per 100,000 population [1,2]. Although the incidence of cancers at several other sites is higher, pancreatic carcinoma is the fourth leading cause of cancer death behind malignancies of the lung, prostate, and colorectum in men and cancer of the lung, breast, and colorectum in women [2]. A review of 85 published series encompassing 22,319 patients with pancreatic cancer revealed that only 0.4 percent of patients survived at least 5 years following diagnosis [3].

Keywords

Gastric Cancer Pancreatic Cancer Peritoneal Carcinomatosis Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy Peritoneal Surface 
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  • Stephen E. Ettinghausen
  • Andrew M. Averbach

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