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J Korean Soc Ther Radiol > Volume 4(2); 1986 > Article
Journal of the Korean Society for Therapeutic Radiology 1986;4(2): 141-146.
Trearment of Locally Unresectable Carcinoma of the Pancreas
Woo Yoon Park, Moon June Cho, Sung Whan Ha, Charn Il Park, Kuk Jin Choe, Kuhn Uk Lee, Noe Kyung Kim
1Department of Therapeutic Radiology, College of Medicine, Seoul National University, Korea.
2Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, Seoul National University, Korea.
3Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Seoul National University, Korea.
ABSTRACT
From January, 1981 to December, 1985, 22 patients with locally unresectable carcininoma of the pancreas were treated in the Department of Therapeutic Radiology, Seoul National University Hospital, Radiation was given in two split courses; each consisting of 2000 cGy over two weeks sepatated by two-week rest period. 5-FU was administered on the first three days of each radiation therapy course. FAM (50fluorouracil, adriamycin, mitomycin) was administered for maintenance chemotherapy. For pain control, complete relief was obtained in 22%(4/18) of patients and partial relief in 39%(7/18). Median survival was 31 weeks. Pretreatment performance status was the only statistically significant prognostic factor.
Key Words: Carcinoma of the pancreas, Radiation therapy, Chemotherapy
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