External beam radiation therapy with or without concurrent chemotherapy for patients with unresectable locally advanced hilar cholangiocarcinoma.

@article{Chen2015ExternalBR,
  title={External beam radiation therapy with or without concurrent chemotherapy for patients with unresectable locally advanced hilar cholangiocarcinoma.},
  author={San-Chi Chen and M H Chen and Chung-Pin Li and Ming-Han Chen and Peter Mu-Hsin Chang and Chun-Yu Liu and C L Tzeng and Yu-Ming Liu and Sang-Hue Yen and Yee Chao and Pin-I Huang},
  journal={Hepato-gastroenterology},
  year={2015},
  volume={62 137},
  pages={102-7}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS To evaluate the efficacy of concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) compared to radiotherapy (RT) for unresectable, locally advanced hilar cholangiocarcinoma (HCCA). METHODOLOGY Between 2001 and 2010, 34 patients with unresectable locally advanced HCCA at our institute were reviewed. Eighteen patients received RT and 16 patients received CCRT. Survivals and multivariate analyses were performed to explore potential variables affecting survivals. RESULTS There were 18 males and 16… CONTINUE READING

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