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17 May 2017 : Clinical Research

Improved Survival in Patients with Resected Pancreatic Carcinoma Using Postoperative Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy and Regional Intra-Arterial Infusion Chemotherapy

Ningyi Ma1BCDEF, Zheng Wang1BCEF, Jiandong Zhao1AB, Jiang Long2B, Jin Xu2B, Zhigang Ren1ABDEF, Guoliang Jiang1ADEG

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.904393

Med Sci Monit 2017; 23:2315-2323

Abstract

BACKGROUND: We assessed the role of adjuvant intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) in combination with chemotherapy for pancreatic carcinomas after curative resection and identified prognostic factors related to pancreatic carcinoma after multidisciplinary treatment strategies.

MATERIAL AND METHODS: Pancreatic carcinoma patients (n=61) who received adjuvant radiotherapy after resection (median dose, 50.4 Gy) between 2010 and 2016 were retrospectively identified. Sixty patients received chemotherapy, including concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT), systemic chemotherapy, and regional intra-arterial infusion chemotherapy (RIAC). The Kaplan-Meier method was used to measure the 3-year overall survival (OS) and disease-free survival (DFS) rates. Log-rank univariate analysis and multivariate Cox regression model analysis were used to identify prognostic factors.

RESULTS: Median follow-up time was 25.5 (range, 4.9–59.7) months. The 3-year OS and DFS rates were 31.0% and 16.1%, respectively. The median OS and DFS were 27.4 and 16.7 months, respectively. Multivariate analysis indicated that independent favorable predictors for OS were CCRT (p=0.039) and postoperative RIAC (p=0.044). Moreover, postoperative RIAC (p=0.027), and pre-radiotherapy CA19-9 ≤37 U/mL (p=0.0080) were independent favorable predictors for DFS. The combination of radiotherapy and chemotherapy was tolerated well by the patients, and no treatment-related death occurred.

CONCLUSIONS: Combined IMRT and adjuvant chemotherapy appeared safe and effective for pancreatic carcinoma. CCRT was associated with improved survival with acceptable toxicity. We propose that radiotherapy could be a part of postoperative treatment, but it should be administered concurrently with chemotherapy. Adding RIAC was associated with improved OS and DFS and it could be integrated into the postoperative treatment regimen.

Keywords: Chemotherapy, Cancer, Regional Perfusion, Pancreatectomy, Radiotherapy, Survival

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