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Radiotherapy of the Pancreas: State of the Art in 2012

  • F. Mornex
  • M. Hatime
  • S. Touch
  • B. Elmorabit
  • G. Pigne
  • C. Enachescu
  • O. Diaz
  • Y. Elkhoti
Conference paper
Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 196)

Abstract

Pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PA) is a rare tumor; it represents 2–3 % of all new cancer cases in Europe and USA, and 95 % of malignant pancreatic tumors (Parkin et al. 2001). PA is an aggressive disease with a poor prognosis, one-year survival rate of 25 % and a five-year survival rate of less than 5 % (Evans et al. 2001). PA is among the top five causes of cancer-related death in adults in most industrialized countries, with over 70,000 deaths per year in Europe and the USA (Fernandez et al. 1994; Bramhall et al. 1995; Bramhall et al. 1998; Parkin et al. 2001; Jemal et al. 2002).

Keywords

Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Pancreatic Cancer Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma Modulate Intensity Radiotherapy Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Mornex
    • 1
  • M. Hatime
    • 1
  • S. Touch
    • 1
  • B. Elmorabit
    • 1
  • G. Pigne
    • 1
  • C. Enachescu
    • 1
  • O. Diaz
    • 1
  • Y. Elkhoti
    • 1
  1. 1.Radiation Oncology DepartmentCentre Hospitalier Lyon Sud, Université Claude BernardLyonFrance

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