good results in unresectable pancreatic cancer patients to intraoperative radiotherapy

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  1. Roger

    Roger Guest

    Radiat Med. 1998 May-Jun;16(3):195-200.

    Response of unresectable pancreatic cancer to intraoperative radiotherapy.

    Department of Radiology, Hirosaki University School of Medicine, Aomori, Japan.

    Eight patients with unresectable pancreatic cancer were treated by intraoperative radiotherapy
    (IORT) with electron beams, and the tumor responses were followed using serial CT scans. In five
    cases, external beam irradiation with 10 MV X-rays was added. While there was no evident change
    after 2-3 weeks, 6-8 weeks after IORT partial responses were noted in all five examined cases.
    Furthermore, 12-16 weeks after IORT, three out of five examined patients showed good tumor response
    with more than 75% regression. Mean survival time was 8.0 +/- 2.7 months. Two patients who lived
    longer than 1.5 years had shown excellent tumor responses. Serial CT scans in the early period
    following IORT allowed accurate estimation of the tumor response, which might predict some long-
    surviving cases.
     
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  2. J

    J Guest

    Roger wrote:

    > Radiat Med. 1998 May-Jun;16(3):195-200.
    >
    > Response of unresectable pancreatic cancer to intraoperative radiotherapy.
    >
    > <snipped>

    Quit it or you will be reported to your ISP for infractions of the alt.support.cancer Charter
    http://www.cancersupporters.com/asc/charter.html If your post is more about medicine than cancer
    support, post to sci.med.diseases.cancer instead. J
     
  3. Steph

    Steph Guest

    "Roger" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Radiat Med. 1998 May-Jun;16(3):195-200.
    >
    > Response of unresectable pancreatic cancer to intraoperative radiotherapy.
    >
    > Department of Radiology, Hirosaki University School of Medicine, Aomori, Japan.
    >
    > Eight patients with unresectable pancreatic cancer were treated by intraoperative radiotherapy
    > (IORT) with electron beams, and the tumor responses were followed using serial CT scans. In five
    > cases, external
    beam
    > irradiation with 10 MV X-rays was added. While there was no evident change after 2-3 weeks, 6-8
    > weeks after IORT partial responses were noted in all five examined cases. Furthermore, 12-16 weeks
    > after IORT, three out of
    five
    > examined patients showed good tumor response with more than 75%
    regression.
    > Mean survival time was 8.0 +/- 2.7 months. Two patients who lived longer than 1.5 years had shown
    > excellent tumor responses. Serial CT scans in the early period following IORT allowed accurate
    > estimation of the tumor response, which might predict some long-surviving cases.
    >
    >
    >

    The Japanese have been reporting tiny highly selected groups like this for years. It's meaningless
     
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