uu.seUppsala University Publications
Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
The management of pancreatic cancer. Current expert opinion and recommendations derived from the 8th World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer, Barcelona, 2006
Show others and affiliations
2007 (English)In: Annals of Oncology, ISSN 0923-7534, E-ISSN 1569-8041, Vol. 18, no Suppl. 7, VII1-VII10 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article summarizes the expert discussion on the management of pancreatic cancer, which took place during the 8th World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer in June 2006 in Barcelona. A multidisciplinary approach to a patient with pancreatic cancer is essential, in order to guarantee an optimal staging, surgery, selection of the appropriate (neo-)adjuvant strategy and chemotherapeutic choice management. Moreover, optimal symptomatic management requires a dedicated team of health care professionals. Quality control of surgery and pathology is especially important in this disease with a high locoregional failure rate. There is now solid evidence in favour of chemotherapy in both the adjuvant and palliative setting, and gemcitabine combined with erlotinib, capecitabine or platinum compounds seems to be slightly more active than gemcitabine alone in advanced pancreatic cancer. There is a place for chemoradiotherapy in selected patients with locally advanced disease, while the role in the adjuvant setting remains controversial. Those involved in the care for patients with pancreatic cancer should be encouraged to participate in well-designed clinical trials, in order to increase the evidence-based knowledge and to make further progress.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 18, no Suppl. 7, VII1-VII10 p.
Keyword [en]
Adjuvant treatment, Chemotherapy, Pancreatic cancer, Radiotherapy
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-13230DOI: 10.1093/annonc/mdm210ISI: 000249280800001PubMedID: 17600091OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-13230DiVA: diva2:41000
Available from: 2008-06-24 Created: 2008-06-24 Last updated: 2011-04-13Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full textPubMed

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Glimelius, Bengt
By organisation
Department of Oncology, Radiology and Clinical Immunology
In the same journal
Annals of Oncology
Medical and Health Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Altmetric score

Total: 163 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link