Pancreatic cancer and SBRT: A new potential option?

Carla Hajj, Karyn A. Goodman

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Abstract

Local control remains a major issue for patients with unresectable, locally advanced pancreatic cancer (LAPC). The role of radiation therapy in the management of LAPC represents an area of some controversy. Stereotactic body radiotherapy is an emerging treatment option for LAPC as it can provide a therapeutic benefit with significant advantages for patients' quality of life over standard conventional chemoradiation. The objective of this review is to present the rationale for stereotactic body radiotherapy in LAPC, as well as to discuss the potential limitations and caveats of the currently available studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)377-384
Number of pages8
JournalReports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy
Volume20
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Local control
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Stereotactic body radiotherapy

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