Surgical strategies and novel therapies for locally advanced pancreatic cancer

Jad Abou-Khalil, Flavio G. Rocha

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Abstract

Many patients with pancreatic cancer are not candidates for surgical resection due to involvement of critical mesenteric vascular structures. We compare and contrast the commonly used classification systems for borderline resectable and locally advanced pancreatic cancer. We describe the current strategies in managing venous and arterial involvement, as well as the role of neoadjuvant chemotherapy and chemoradiation, before explanding on a novel clinical trial in this patient population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)16-24
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of surgical oncology
Volume116
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • borderline resectable pancreatic cancer
  • clinical trials
  • locally advanced pancreatic cancer
  • pancreas cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oncology

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