Assessment of pathologic response after preoperative chemoradiotherapy and surgery in pancreatic adenocarcinoma.

@article{Moutardier2004AssessmentOP,
  title={Assessment of pathologic response after preoperative chemoradiotherapy and surgery in pancreatic adenocarcinoma.},
  author={Vincent M Moutardier and Valerie Florence Magnin and Olivier Turrini and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Viret and St{\'e}phanie Hennekinne-Mucci and Anthony Gonçalves and Christian Pesenti and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Guiramand and Bernard Lelong and M. Andrea Giovannini and Genevieve M. Monges and Gilles Houvenaeghel and Jean Robert Delpero},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={2004},
  volume={60 2},
  pages={
          437-43
        }
}
PURPOSE The benefits provided by preoperative chemoradiotherapy (CRT) in pancreatic ductular adenocarcinoma (PDA) are still controversial. However, in most reports from referral centers, improvement in local control and survival appears to be provided in selected patients. The aim of this retrospective study was to analyze the radiation-induced pathologic effects of preoperative CRT in patients with resectable PDA and determine the precise long-term outcome of the responding patients. METHODS… CONTINUE READING
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