Radiation-induced injury of the exocrine pancreas after chemoradiotherapy for gastric cancer.

  title={Radiation-induced injury of the exocrine pancreas after chemoradiotherapy for gastric cancer.},
  author={Jerzy Wydmański and Pawel Polanowski and Andrzej Tukiendorf and Barbara Maslyk},
  journal={Radiotherapy and oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology},
  volume={118 3},
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The pancreas is located almost entirely within the treatment area for radiotherapy of gastric cancer. The aim of this study was to analyze radiation-induced injury of the exocrine pancreas. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study included 127 gastric cancer patients, who underwent preoperative or postoperative chemoradiotherapy. A total dose of 45 Gy was given in 25 fractions. Concurrent chemotherapy was 5-fluorouracil-based. Lipase and α-amylase were assayed before, during and… CONTINUE READING
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