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Volume 20, Number 5, 2015

Pancreatic cancer and SBRT: A new potential option?

Carla Hajj, Karyn A. Goodman


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.

Signature: Rep Pract Oncol Radiother, 2015; 20(5) : 377-384

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