ESPAC-5F: Four-arm, prospective, multicenter, international randomized phase II trial of immediate surgery compared with neoadjuvant gemcitabine plus capecitabine (GEMCAP) or FOLFIRINOX or chemoradiotherapy (CRT) in patients with borderline resectable pancreatic cancer.

Published on May 25, 2020in Journal of Clinical Oncology32.956
· DOI :10.1200/JCO.2020.38.15_SUPPL.4505
Paula Ghaneh62
Estimated H-index: 62
(University of Liverpool),
Daniel H. Palmer44
Estimated H-index: 44
+ 17 AuthorsJohn P. Neoptolemos125
Estimated H-index: 125
(University of Liverpool)
4505Background: Patients with borderline resectable pancreatic cancer have poor survival and low resection rates. Neoadjuvant therapy may improve the outcome for these patients. The aim of this tri...
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