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One year survival with poorly differentiated metastatic pancreatic carcinoma following chemoembolization with gemcitabine and cisplatin.

Brown DB, Gonsalves CF, Yeo CJ, Witkiewicz AK, Carr BI
Oncol Rep. 2010 24 (3): 767-9

PMID: 20664985 · DOI:10.3892/or_00000919

While hepatic arterial chemoembolization is efficacious for a number of malignancies, there is scant data regarding treatment of pancreatic adenocarcinoma. We report a complete radiographic response at one year from diagnosis of metastatic pancreatic carcinoma. Gemcitabine/cisplatin based chemoembolization may be of potential benefit for patients with liver-dominant metastases from pancreatic carcinoma. Given the typical survival of 6 months or less in this patient group with standard therapies, further research is warranted.

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Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic Carcinoma, Pancreatic Ductal Cell Differentiation Chemoembolization, Therapeutic Cisplatin Deoxycytidine Humans Liver Neoplasms Male Middle Aged Pancreatectomy Pancreatic Neoplasms Positron-Emission Tomography Time Factors Tomography, X-Ray Computed Treatment Outcome

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