[Systemic chemotherapy and chemoradiotherapy for advanced pancreatic cancer].
Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Oncology Division, National Cancer Center Hospital, Tokyo, Japan.
- Published Article
Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy
- Publication Date
Mar 01, 2012
Currently, we are able to use S-1 with gemcitabine and erlotinib, as well as gemcitabine alone, as first-line therapy for advanced pancreatic cancer. In addition, a clinical trial of FOLFIRINOX is underway in Japan. On the other hand, chemoradiotherapy is considered to be one of the treatments of choice for locally advanced pancreatic cancer. This review summarizes current knowledge about non-surgical treatment for advanced pancreatic cancer, mainly based on the results of recent clinical trials.
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