Indications for Neoadjuvant, Adjuvant, and Palliative Chemotherapy in the Treatment of Biliary Tract Cancers
Biliary Tract Neoplasms
Advanced biliary tract carcinomas represent a group of aggressive diseases that still carries a poor prognosis. Chemotherapy has been shown to provide disease control and may also prolong survival. An established role for systemic therapy in the adjuvant setting is still lacking. This article reviews the available evidence to support indications of systemic chemotherapy in the palliative setting and discuss the attempts to study it in the perioperative settings.