Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer: Beyond the borders
Lokaal irresectabel pancreascarcinoom: Voorbij aan de grenzen
The staging of locally advanced pancreatic cancer (LAPC) remains essential, especially in the current expansion of local therapies. As proper staging of LAPC allows for better understanding of new treatment protocols, since patients with understaged disease are excluded before diluting true outcomes.
Furthermore, there are no definitive answers on which regimens should be used as treatment for LAPC. The role of FOLFIRINOX and radiotherapy in the treatment of LAPC is of interest, as they have shown promising results lately.
This thesis is divided in two parts.
The first part focuses on the staging of LAPC.
The second part focuses on the treatment of patients with LAPC.