Chemotherapy in biliary tract carcinomas: results in India.

  title={Chemotherapy in biliary tract carcinomas: results in India.},
  author={Dinesh Chandra Doval and Jagdev Singh Sekhon and Sunil Kumar Gupta and Sanjay Gupta and Bhawana S Awasthy},
  journal={Seminars in oncology},
  volume={29 6 Suppl 20},
Epidemiology data from India suggest that biliary tract carcinomas occur primarily in the older population. Because of the absence of early symptoms, most patients present with advanced disease, and the outcome has been disappointing even in patients with resectable tumors who have undergone aggressive surgery. Although there is no standard therapy, data from recent clinical trials warrant further investigation of the role of chemotherapy in biliary tract carcinoma. In view of the favorable… CONTINUE READING

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