What are the ESMO recommendations for treatment of locally advanced pancreatic cancer?

Updated: Mar 07, 2019
  • Author: Tomislav Dragovich, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: N Joseph Espat, MD, MS, FACS  more...
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In patients with locally advanced (unresectable) tumors, ESMO recommendations are as follows [63] :

  • The standard of care is 6 months of gemcitabine

  • Chemoradiation may have a minor role, but no regimen other than the combination of capecitabine and radiotherapy can be recommended


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