Preoperative/neoadjuvant therapy in pancreatic cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis of response and resection percentages. PLoS Med 2010; 7: e1000267.

Published: 1st January 2010

Authors: Gillen S, Schuster T, Buschenfelde CM, Friess H, Kleef J.

Conclusion

A total of 111 studies were analysed, including 4394 patients. Patients with initially resectable cancers had similar rates of resection and survival. About one third of initially irresectable tumours became operable after neoadjuvant therapy.

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