Long-term effect of gemcitabine-combined endoscopic ultrasonography-guided brachytherapy in pancreatic cancer.

TitleLong-term effect of gemcitabine-combined endoscopic ultrasonography-guided brachytherapy in pancreatic cancer.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsDu Y, Jin Z, Meng H, Zou D, Chen J, Liu Y, Zhan X, Wang D, Liao Z, Li Z
JournalJournal of interventional gastroenterology
Volume3
Issue1
Pagination18-24
Date Published2013 1
Abstract

Iodine 125 radioactive seeds implanted by endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) represent a novel strategy for the treatment of pancreatic cancer. However, its long-term effects still remain unknown. The aim was to provide reliable data of long-term effects. Moreover, whether chemotherapy affects the result of EUS-guided implantation was also determined.

DOI10.1371/journal.pntd.0002484
Alternate JournalJ Interv Gastroenterol