Length and quality of survival after external-beam radiotherapy with concurrent continuous 5-fluorouracil infusion for locally unresectable pancreatic cancer.

@article{Shinchi2002LengthAQ,
  title={Length and quality of survival after external-beam radiotherapy with concurrent continuous 5-fluorouracil infusion for locally unresectable pancreatic cancer.},
  author={Hiroyuki Shinchi and Sonshin Takao and Hidetoshi Noma and Yoichiro Matsuo and Yuko Mataki and Shinichiro Mori and Takashi Aikou},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={2002},
  volume={53 1},
  pages={146-50}
}
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether external-beam radiotherapy (EBRT) with concurrent continuous 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) infusion affects the length and quality of survival in patients with locally unresectable pancreatic cancer. METHODS Thirty-one patients with histologically proven locally advanced and unresectable pancreatic cancer without distant metastases were evaluated in this prospective randomized trial. Sixteen patients received EBRT (50.4 Gy/28 fractions) with… CONTINUE READING