Does neoadjuvant chemoradiation downstage locally advanced pancreatic cancer?

@article{Kim2002DoesNC,
  title={Does neoadjuvant chemoradiation downstage locally advanced pancreatic cancer?},
  author={Hong Jin Kim and Karen Czischke B.S. and Murray F. Brennan and Kevin Christopher Conlon},
  journal={Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={6},
  pages={763-769}
}
Recent studies suggest that neoadjuvant chemoradiation can downstage locally advanced pancreatic tumors. There is limited evaluable data to support this approach. We review our experience with preoperative chemoradiation for surgically staged, locally advanced pancreatic cancer to determine whether patients are downstaged with multimodal therapy allowing for curative resection. A prospectively collected database from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center was reviewed. Patients admitted between… CONTINUE READING

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