Is there a role for advanced radiation therapy technologies in the treatment of pancreatic adenocarcinoma?

Jeffrey John Meyer, Christopher George Willett, Brian Gary Czito

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Abstract

Pancreatic cancer remains a highly challenging problem in oncology. Oncologists continue to search for therapies that are more effective than those currently available to improve on the existing poor treatment results. Persistence of both systemic and local disease causes high rates of morbidity and mortality for patients. Radiation continues to play a role in the treatment of pancreatic cancer, in both the adjuvant and locally advanced settings, Efforts to improve on the results of radiotherapy have led to the use of new and improved technologies. This review discusses a variety of these technological improvements and their current and potential future roles in the clinic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)241-255
Number of pages15
JournalFuture Oncology
Volume4
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2008

Keywords

  • Carbon ions
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Protons
  • Radiation
  • Radioimmunotherapy
  • Radiosurgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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