Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

  • Georgios Michael Oikonomopoulos Second Oncology Clinic, St. Savvas Anticancer Hospital. Athens, Greece
  • Kathryn E Huber Tufts Medical Center. Boston, MA, USA
  • Konstantinos N Syrigos Oncology Unit, Third Department of Medicine, University of Athens, Sotiria General Hospital. Athens, Greece
  • Muhammad Wasif Saif Tufts Medical Center. Boston, MA, USA
Keywords: Chemoradiotherapy, Adjuvant, Drug Therapy, Neoadjuvant Therapy, Pancreatic Neoplasms

Abstract

Treatment of locally advanced pancreatic cancer is palliative, based on chemotherapy and according to response, chemoradiotherapy can be applied. The authors summarize three abstracts (#LBA146, #256 and #303) presented on the 2013 ASCO Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium, which were focused on treatment of locally advanced pancreatic cancer. A discussion is presented about the different chemotherapy or chemoradiotherapy regimens, that move away from gemcitabine-based treatment, and the effort to find less toxic, but efficient therapeutic combinations.

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St. Savvas Anticancer Hospital. Athens, Greece
Published
2013-03-10
How to Cite
Oikonomopoulos, G., Huber, K., Syrigos, K., & Saif, M. (2013). Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer. JOP. Journal of the Pancreas, 14(2), 126-128. https://doi.org/10.6092/1590-8577/1469
Section
Highlights from the “2013 ASCO Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium”. San Francisco, CA, USA. January 24-26, 2013

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