Chapter 80. Role of Radiotherapy in the Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer

  1. Hans G. Beger MD, FACS(Hon) Founding Editor Emeritus Professor of Surgery2,
  2. Andrew L. Warshaw MD Surgeon-in-Chief Chairman3,4,
  3. Markus W. Büchler MD Chairman Head Professor of Surgery5,
  4. Richard A. Kozarek MD Director6,
  5. Markus M. Lerch MD, FRCP Professor Chair7,
  6. John P. Neoptolemos MA, MB, BChir, MD, FRCS, FMedSci Head Professor of Surgery8,9,10,
  7. Keiko Shiratori MD Chair Professor11,
  8. David C. Whitcomb MD, PhD Professor of Medicine Chief12 and
  9. Bettina M. Rau MD Coordinating Editor Associate Professor of Surgery13
  1. Shilpen Patel MD Assistant Professor,
  2. Michael C. Garofalo and
  3. William F. Regine MD Professor and Chairman

Published Online: 4 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300123.ch80

The Pancreas: An Integrated Textbook of Basic Science, Medicine, and Surgery, Second Edition

The Pancreas: An Integrated Textbook of Basic Science, Medicine, and Surgery, Second Edition

How to Cite

Patel, S., Garofalo, M. C. and Regine, W. F. (2008) Role of Radiotherapy in the Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer, in The Pancreas: An Integrated Textbook of Basic Science, Medicine, and Surgery, Second Edition (eds H. G. Beger, A. L. Warshaw, M. W. Büchler, R. A. Kozarek, M. M. Lerch, J. P. Neoptolemos, K. Shiratori, D. C. Whitcomb and B. M. Rau), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300123.ch80

Editor Information

  1. 2

    c/o Universitätsklinikum Ulm, University of Ulm, Germany

  2. 3

    Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

  3. 4

    W. Gerald Austen Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

  4. 5

    Department of General and Visceral Surgery, University of Heidelberg, Germany

  5. 6

    Digestive Disease Institute, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA, USA

  6. 7

    Department of Gastroenterology, Endocrinology and Nutrition, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University, Greifswald, Germany

  7. 8

    The Owen and Ellen Evans Chair of Cancer Studies, University of Liverpool, UK

  8. 9

    Division of Surgery and Oncology, University of Liverpool, UK

  9. 10

    School of Cancer Studies, University of Liverpool, UK

  10. 11

    Department of Gastroenterology, Tokyo Women's Medical University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan

  11. 12

    Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA

  12. 13

    Department of General, Thoracic, Vascular and Transplantation Surgery, University of Rostock, Germany

Author Information

  1. Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 11 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405146647

Online ISBN: 9781444300123

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Keywords:

  • radiotherapy role in pancreatic cancer treatment;
  • locally advanced (unresectable) disease;
  • chemoradiation versus chemotherapy;
  • chemoradiation versus observation;
  • conventional EBRT field design;
  • European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC);
  • RT alone for palliation;
  • intraoperative RT in unresectable setting;
  • Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Overview

  • Locally advanced (unresectable) disease: the role of RT

  • Resectable disease: the role of RT in the postoperative setting

  • Resectable disease: a potential role for preoperative chemoradiation

  • Techniques and delivery of EBRT

  • References