Pancreatic cancer represents a modern oncological urgency. Its management is aimed to both distal and local disease control. Resectability is the cornerstone of treatment aim. It influences the clinical presentation's definitions as up-front resectable, borderline resectable and locally advanced (unresectable). The main treatment categories are neoadjuvant (preoperative), definitive and adjuvant (postoperative). This review will focus on i) the current indications by the available national and international guidelines; ii) the current standard indications for target volume delineation in radiotherapy (RT); iii) the emerging modern technologies (including particle therapy and Magnetic Resonance [MR]-guided-RT); iv) stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), as the most promising technical delivery application of RT in this framework; v) a particularly promising dose delivery technique called simultaneous integrated boost (SIB); and vi) a multimodal integration opportunity: the combination of RT with immunotherapy.

Basics and frontiers on pancreatic cancer for radiation oncology: Target delineation, SBRT, SIB technique, MRgRT, particle therapy, immunotherapy and clinical guidelines

Caravatta L.;Genovesi D.;
2020-01-01

Abstract

Pancreatic cancer represents a modern oncological urgency. Its management is aimed to both distal and local disease control. Resectability is the cornerstone of treatment aim. It influences the clinical presentation's definitions as up-front resectable, borderline resectable and locally advanced (unresectable). The main treatment categories are neoadjuvant (preoperative), definitive and adjuvant (postoperative). This review will focus on i) the current indications by the available national and international guidelines; ii) the current standard indications for target volume delineation in radiotherapy (RT); iii) the emerging modern technologies (including particle therapy and Magnetic Resonance [MR]-guided-RT); iv) stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), as the most promising technical delivery application of RT in this framework; v) a particularly promising dose delivery technique called simultaneous integrated boost (SIB); and vi) a multimodal integration opportunity: the combination of RT with immunotherapy.
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