Contemporary review of borderline resectable pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma

Morgan Bonds, Flavio G. Rocha

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Abstract

Borderline resectable pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PDAC) presents challenges in definition and treatment. Many different definitions exist for this disease. Some are based on anatomy alone, while others include factors such as disease biology and patient performance status. Regardless of definition, evidence suggests that borderline resectable PDAC is a systemic disease at the time of diagnosis. There is high-level evidence to support the use of neoadjuvant systemic therapy in these cases. Evidence to support the use of radiation therapy is ongoing. There are ongoing trials investigating the available neoadjuvant therapies for borderline resectable PDAC that may provide clarity in the future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1205
JournalJournal of Clinical Medicine
Volume8
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Borderline resectable
  • Neoadjuvant therapy
  • Pancreatic cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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