Radiat Oncol J.  2022 Mar;40(1):1-8. 10.3857/roj.2021.00717.

Reviewing the potential role of radiation therapy in gallbladder cancer: an update

  • 1Department of Radiotherapy and Oncology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India


Gallbladder cancer is a highly malignant disease with a poor prognosis. It is the most common cancer of the biliary tract pathway. Although surgery remains the treatment of choice for early-stage disease, majority of the patients presents in locally advanced, unresectable and metastatic stage of the disease. Radiotherapy and chemotherapy thus form an integral part of management for these locally advanced staged patients. The role of radiation though has been advocated in gallbladder cancer, majorly in the adjuvant setting, its role in neoadjuvant and palliative settings remains in an evolving phase. The article thus aims to review and update the existing literature regarding the role of radiation therapy in gallbladder cancer.


Gallbladder cancer; Radiation therapy; Review; Chemotherapy
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