Borderline resectable pancreatic cancer: the importance of this emerging stage of disease.

  title={Borderline resectable pancreatic cancer: the importance of this emerging stage of disease.},
  author={Matthew H. G. Katz and Peter W. T. Pisters and Douglas B. Evans and Charlotte C. Sun and Jeffrey E. Lee and Jason Fleming and J-N Vauthey and Eddie K. Abdalla and Christopher H. Crane and Robert A. Wolff and Gauri R. Varadhachary and Rosa Frances Hwang},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  volume={206 5},
  pages={833-46; discussion 846-8}
BACKGROUND Patients with borderline resectable pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PA) include those with localized disease who have tumor or patient characteristics that preclude immediate surgery. There is no optimal treatment schema for this distinct stage of disease, so the role of surgery is undefined. STUDY DESIGN We defined patients with borderline resectable PA as fitting into one of three distinct groups. Group A comprised patients with tumor abutment of the visceral arteries or short-segment… CONTINUE READING
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