Guidelines for chemotherapy of biliary tract and ampullary carcinomas

@article{Furuse2008GuidelinesFC,
  title={Guidelines for chemotherapy of biliary tract and ampullary carcinomas},
  author={Junji Furuse and Tadahiro Takada and Masaru Miyazaki and Shuichi Miyakawa and Kazuhiro Tsukada and Masato Nagino and Satoshi Kondo and Hiroya Saito and Toshio Tsuyuguchi and Koichi Hirata and Fumio Kimura and Hideyuki Yoshitomi and Satoshi Nozawa and Masahiro Yoshida and Keita Wada and Hodaka Amano and Fumihiko Miura},
  journal={Journal of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={15},
  pages={55 - 62}
}
Few randomized controlled trials (RCTs) with large numbers of patients have been conducted to date in patients with biliary tract cancer, and standard chemotherapy has not been established yet. In this article we review previous studies and clinical trials regarding chemotherapy for unresectable biliary tract cancer, and we present guidelines for the appropriate use of chemotherapy in patients with biliary tract cancer. According to an RCT comparing chemotherapy and best supportive care for… CONTINUE READING

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