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Miami Cancer Institute Study Holds Promise for Patients with Inoperable Pancreatic Cancer

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Because it is elusive and can go undetected until it has spread elsewhere in the body, pancreatic cancer is particularly deadly, with a mortality rate of roughly 80 percent. It is the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths among both men and women in the U.S., according to the American Cancer Society, and patients diagnosed with inoperable pancreatic cancer have especially poor prognoses, experts say. A recent study at Miami Cancer Institute, however, showed that an advanced type of radiation therapy may significantly prolong overall survival for such patients.

Michael Chuong, M.D., medical director of radiation oncology at the Institute, part of Baptist Health South Florida, presented the long-term results of inoperable pancreas cancer patients who received MR-guided stereotactic ablative radiation therapy (SABR) at the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO) 2021 conference in Madrid on August 29, 2021. Read more . . .  

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