Role of radiation therapy in the management of pancreatic cancer

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  • Karyn A. Goodman MD, MS,

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    1. Department of Radiation Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10065
    • Radiation Oncology Department Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York 1275 York Avenue New York, NY 10065; Fax: 212-639-2417.===

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  • Carla Hajj MD

    1. Department of Radiation Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10065
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  • The authors have no conflicts of interest or financial ties to disclose.

Abstract

Local failure remains a major issue for patients with both resectable and locally advanced pancreatic cancer. The role of radiation therapy in the management of this disease is less clear and represents an area of some controversy. The objective of this review is to present the rationale for radiation therapy in pancreatic cancer, as well as to discuss the potential limitations and caveats of the currently available studies. J. Surg. Oncol. 2013;107:86–96. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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