Pancreatic cancer is an aggressive malignant tumor of the digestive system and the fourth leading cause of tumor-related death. Intracavitary 125I seed irradiation has been recently developed as a therapy for locally advanced pancreatic head carcinoma. However, there are still many limitations, and more investigations are needed in order to optimize this new treatment method.
In patients with pancreatic cancer who cannot be treated surgically, biliary stents can significantly relieve symptoms and improve their quality of life.5 However, stent implantation alone does not seem to significantly improve stent patency time and patient survival. Read more . . .