Korean J Pancreas Biliary Tract.  2015 Jan;20(1):14-21. 10.15279/kpba.2015.20.1.14.

Management of Borderline Resectable Pancreatic Cancer and Local Treatment of Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Eulji General Hospital, Eulji University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. sbk1026@eulji.ac.kr


With the advances in the imaging techniques, it is now possible to more accurately diagnose and stage pancreatic cancer. However, there is no uniform definition of "borderline resectable pancreatic cancer (BRPC)" and consensus on this terminology has not been reached yet. Although there has been much progress in the therapeutic strategies for pancreatic cancer, the optimal treatment scheme for BRPC is still under debate. In order to overcome these problems, prospective studies using multidisciplinary approaches are warranted. This article is intended to review the currently available definitions and management of BRPC. Promising novel ablative methods that are used as local treatments for locally advanced pancreatic cancer are also introduced. In the near future, these ablative methods might prove to be invaluable for those with BRPC.


Borderline resectable pancreatic cancer; Local treatment

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Pancreatic Neoplasms*
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