Studies of Surgical Resection and Intraoperative Radiotherapy in Carcinoma of the Pancreas

  • William F. Sindelar
Conference paper


Carcinoma of the pancreas occurs with a relatively low incidence of 9 per 100000 in the United States; however, it is the fourth leading cause overall of cancer mortality [1]. Gudjonsson [2] found that of 22319 patients collected from 85 published series from 1949 to 1986, only 0.4% were resected and lived at least 5 years following diagnosis. The current relative 5-year survival rate for the disease is less than 5% [2].


Pancreatic Cancer Pancreatic Carcinoma Pancreatic Resection Radiation Therapy Oncology Group Portal Vein Resection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • William F. Sindelar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryGood Samaritan HospitalBaltimoreUSA

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