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Patient Care and Research

ASTRO Guideline on Radiation Therapy for Pancreatic Cancer

Published: September 2019 (Web posted: August 2019)

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This guideline discusses indications for both conventionally fractionated radiation therapy and SBRT for pancreatic cancer in the adjuvant, neoadjuvant and definitive settings. It also provides recommendations on doses, target volumes, and sequencing with systemic therapies. Finally, considerations for simulation and treatment planning, technique and use of prophylactic medications to mitigate toxicity were assessed.

Developed in collaboration with:

  • American Society for Clinical Oncology
  • Society of Surgical Oncology

Endorsed/supported by:

  • European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology
  • The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists

Resources:
Guideline Slide Set
Patient Materials - Questions by process stage, Treatment process diagram