Intraoperative radiotherapy in carcinoma of the body and tail of the pancreas

S. I. Egawa, S. Fukuyama, M. Sunamura, M. Kobari, S. Matsuno

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Abstract

The prognosis for patients with carcinoma of the body and tail of the pancreas is extremely poor. We analyzed the effectiveness of intraoperative radiotherapy (IOR) from the viewpoint of the cumulative survival rate and pain relief. The prognosis of patients who underwent IOR with/without resection was significantly longer than for patients without IOR (p<0.0001). Better pain relief was obtained by IOR. Although a randomized prospective study is required, resection and IOR will be the central treatment modalities for carcinoma of the body and tail of the pancreas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1687-1690
Number of pages4
JournalJapanese Journal of Cancer and Chemotherapy
Volume24
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Dec 8

Keywords

  • IOR
  • Pancreatic cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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