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HIFU is Safe, Effective, and Feasible in Pancreatic Cancer Patients: a Monocentric Retrospective Study Among 523 Patients

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This study aimed to evaluate the clinical value of high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) combined with gemcitabine (GEM) in treating unresectable pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC).

A total of 523 unresectable PDAC patients were recruited from December 30, 2007 to January 30, 2015 at Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center. Among them, 347 received HIFU combined with GEM (with regional intra-arterial chemotherapy [RIAC] or with systemic chemotherapy) and the remaining patients received GEM only. Postoperative complications were observed, and overall survival was recorded. Read more . . . 

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