Combined modality treatment in unresectable extrahepatic biliary carcinoma.

  title={Combined modality treatment in unresectable extrahepatic biliary carcinoma.},
  author={Alessio Giuseppe Morganti and Lucio Trodella and Vincenzo Valentini and Paolo Montemaggi and Guido Costamagna and Daniela Smaniotto and Stefano Luzi and P Ziccarelli and Gabriella Macchia and V. Perri and Massimiliano Mutignani and Numa Cellini},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  volume={46 4},
PURPOSE Cancers of the extrahepatic biliary tract are rare. Surgical resection is considered the standard treatment, but is rarely feasible. Several reports of combined modality therapy, including external beam radiation, often combined with chemotherapy and intraluminal brachytherapy, have been published. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of chemoradiation plus intraluminal brachytherapy on response, local control, survival, and symptom relief in patients with unresectable… CONTINUE READING