Tag: metastatic cancer

Eighty percent of patients with advanced or metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma are not candidates for surgical resection and require noncurative therapy, including multi-agent chemotherapy regimens, radiation therapy, nerve blocks and other symptomatic relief modalities. Despite having established benefits for patients, a large proportion of pancreatic adenocarcinoma patients are unable to...
1. Patients with metastatic colorectal cancer treated with a combination of bevacizumab and triple-drug chemotherapy including fluorouracil (plus leucovorin), irinotecan, and oxaliplatin had statistically significant, improved progression-free survival compared to patients treated with bevacizumab and two-drug therapy with fluorouracil (plus leucovorin) and irinotecan. 2. Patients treated with the triple-drug chemotherapy...
1. Among patients with metastatic cancer to the sternum, the use of cryoablation was associated with significant pain relief lasting an average of multiple months. 2. Control of local malignant disease using cryoablation in select patients was found to be safe and technically feasible without major complications. Evidence Rating Level: 3...
Image: PD 1. Palliative operative intervention to relieve metastatic bowel obstruction can result in symptom relief, resumption of eating and home discharge. 2. Surgery under these circumstances has a high rate of mortality, complication rates and reobstruction. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: This systematic review examined the effect of palliative surgery...