Surgery or Locoregional Approaches for Hepatic Oligometastatic Pancreatic Cancer: Myth, Hope, or Reality?
AbstractDespite extensive research, pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) remains a difficult-to-treat cancer associated with poor survival. Due to the known aggressive disease biology, palliative chemotherapy is the only routinely recommended treatment in the metastatic setting in patients with adequate performance status. However, in a subset of patients with oligometastatic disease, multimodality treatment with surgery and/or locoregional approaches may provide long-term disease control and prolong survival. In fact, in highly selected cases, median overall survival has been reported to extend to 56 months in patients treated with surgery. In particular, liver and extraregional nodal resections may provide long-term tumor control with acceptable morbidity. Current guidelines do not recommend surgery for patients with metastatic PDAC and, in the case of PDAC with oligometastases, there are no published randomized controlled trials regarding locoregional or surgical approaches. Here we review the literature on surgical and locoregional approaches including radiofrequency ablation, irreversible electroporation, and stereotactic body radiation, and focus on patients with hepatic oligometastatic pancreatic cancer. We provide a summary regarding survival outcomes, morbidity and mortality and discuss selection criteria that may be useful to predict the best outcomes for such strategies. View Full-Text
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Ghidini, M.; Petrillo, A.; Salati, M.; Khakoo, S.; Varricchio, A.; Tomasello, G.; Grossi, F.; Petrelli, F. Surgery or Locoregional Approaches for Hepatic Oligometastatic Pancreatic Cancer: Myth, Hope, or Reality? Cancers 2019, 11, 1095.
Ghidini M, Petrillo A, Salati M, Khakoo S, Varricchio A, Tomasello G, Grossi F, Petrelli F. Surgery or Locoregional Approaches for Hepatic Oligometastatic Pancreatic Cancer: Myth, Hope, or Reality? Cancers. 2019; 11(8):1095.Chicago/Turabian Style
Ghidini, Michele; Petrillo, Angelica; Salati, Massimiliano; Khakoo, Shelize; Varricchio, Antonio; Tomasello, Gianluca; Grossi, Francesco; Petrelli, Fausto. 2019. "Surgery or Locoregional Approaches for Hepatic Oligometastatic Pancreatic Cancer: Myth, Hope, or Reality?" Cancers 11, no. 8: 1095.
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