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Brown KM , Siripurapu V , Davidson M , Cohen SJ , Konski A , Watson JC , Li T , Ciocca V , Cooper H , Hoffman JP
Chemoradiation followed by chemotherapy before resection for borderline pancreatic adenocarcinoma
Am J Surg. 2008 Mar;195(3) :318-21
AbstractBACKGROUND: For patients with borderline resectable pancreatic cancer, preoperative chemoradiation and standalone chemotherapy may allow for R0 resection and improved survival. METHODS: A retrospective review of patients with borderline resectable pancreatic cancer treated with preoperative chemoradiation and standalone chemotherapy was undertaken. Clinical variables, including disease-free and overall survival, were collected. Univariate analysis was used to identify factors impacting survival. RESULTS: Thirteen patients with borderline resectable pancreatic cancer were treated with preoperative chemoradiation and chemotherapy. Morbidity and mortality were 38% and 0. There were 2 R1 and 11 R0 resections. Nine patients are alive with a median follow-up of 20 months. Five patients recurred at a median of 4 months. Tumor fibrosis < or = 60% was associated with recurrence and poor survival. CONCLUSIONS: Preoperative chemoradiation and chemotherapy allow a select group of patients with borderline resectable pancreatic cancer to undergo an R0 or R1 resection with acceptable morbidity and mortality. Tumor response may be associated with survival.
NotesBrown, Kimberly M Siripurapu, Veeriah Davidson, Marson Cohen, Steven J Konski, Andre Watson, James C Li, Tiaynu Ciocca, Vince Cooper, Harry Hoffman, John P United States American journal of surgery Am J Surg. 2008 Mar;195(3):318-21.