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Pre-operative Chemo-Radiation of Pancreatic Cancer

Issue: Vol.3, No.4 - October 2004

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  1. Dr Fahad Al-Enezi
    Medical Oncology Department, Kuwait Cancer Control Centre
  2. Dr Sadeq Abuzollouf
    Radiation Oncology Department, Kuwait Cancer Control Centre
  3. Dr Shafica Al-Awadi
    Medical Oncology Department, Kuwait Cancer Control Centre

The management of pancreatic tumors poses a therapeutic challenge to practicing oncologists. The content of this article has been presented in a combined medical and surgical oncology conference held at Kuwait in December 2003. Three papers were presented about the treatment of pancreatic tumors. This paper dealt with the neo-adjuvant chemo-radiotherapy for locally advanced pancreatic cancer. We identified through literature review tow subsets in this regard. The rationale of this approach was presented based on literature reviews. The other two papers discussed the management of metastatic tumors and the role of targeted therapy in pancreatic tumors.

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