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Contemporary Review of Borderline Resectable Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma

Section of General, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
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J. Clin. Med. 2019, 8(8), 1205; https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm8081205
Received: 2 July 2019 / Revised: 5 August 2019 / Accepted: 7 August 2019 / Published: 12 August 2019
Borderline resectable pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PDAC) presents challenges in definition and treatment. Many different definitions exist for this disease. Some are based on anatomy alone, while others include factors such as disease biology and patient performance status. Regardless of definition, evidence suggests that borderline resectable PDAC is a systemic disease at the time of diagnosis. There is high-level evidence to support the use of neoadjuvant systemic therapy in these cases. Evidence to support the use of radiation therapy is ongoing. There are ongoing trials investigating the available neoadjuvant therapies for borderline resectable PDAC that may provide clarity in the future. View Full-Text
Keywords: borderline resectable; pancreatic cancer; neoadjuvant therapy borderline resectable; pancreatic cancer; neoadjuvant therapy
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Bonds, M.; Rocha, F.G. Contemporary Review of Borderline Resectable Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma. J. Clin. Med. 2019, 8, 1205.

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