The Evolving Role of Radiation in Pancreatic Cancer

Evan Landau, Shalom Kalnicki

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Abstract

Pancreatic cancer is an aggressive malignancy with a poor long-term survival and only mild improvement in outcomes over the past 30 years. Local failure remains a problem and radiation can help improve control. The role of radiation therapy in has been controversial and is still evolving. This article reviews the trials of pancreatic cancer and radiation in adjuvant, neoadjuvant, and unresectable lesions. The article reviews the impact and outcomes of evolving radiation technology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)113-125
Number of pages13
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Volume98
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Chemoradiation therapy
  • IMRT
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Radiation
  • SABR
  • SBRT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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