Intraoperative and postoperative radiotherapy in pancreatic cancer.

  title={Intraoperative and postoperative radiotherapy in pancreatic cancer.},
  author={Valerio Di Carlo and Alessandro Zerbi and Gianpaolo Balzano and Eugenio Villa},
  journal={International journal of pancreatology : official journal of the International Association of Pancreatology},
  volume={21 1},
In the 1985-1994 period, 101 patients underwent resection for ductal pancreatic adenocarcinoma. In 27 patients, the resection was not associated with adjuvant therapies, whereas in 74 patients, it was. Intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) was performed in 54 patients. Operative mortality and morbidity were similar in patients undergoing IORT (1.8 and 29.6%) to those undergoing resection alone (2.1 and 27.6%). Median survival of the IORT group was 17 vs 14 mo of the non-IORT group… CONTINUE READING