Indications for Neoadjuvant, Adjuvant, and Palliative Chemotherapy in the Treatment of Biliary Tract Cancers Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Biliary Tract Neoplasms
  • Neoadjuvant Therapy
  • Palliative Care

abstract

  • 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.

publication date

  • April 2009

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.soc.2008.12.006

PubMed ID

  • 19306817

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 361

end page

  • 79, x

volume

  • 18

number

  • 2