Radiotherapy for carcinoma of the pancreas.

  title={Radiotherapy for carcinoma of the pancreas.},
  author={Preethi Thomas},
  journal={Seminars in oncology},
  volume={23 2},
Many carcinomas of the pancreas are locally unresectable but have no gross evidence of metastases at diagnosis. Initial experience showed the disease to be relatively unresponsive to radiotherapy. However, results from Duke University and the Mayo Clinic led to the study of the disease by the Gastrointestinal Tumor Study Group (GITSG). The GITSG studies showed that radiotherapy and 5-fluorouracil chemotherapy in a relatively nonaggressive regimen prolonged the survival following apparent… CONTINUE READING