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05 / 04 / 21

Treating gastrointestinal malignancy with proton therapy


Overview

Gastrointestinal cancer refers to malignant conditions of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and accessory organs of digestion, including the oesophagus, stomach, biliary system, liver, pancreas, small intestine, large intestine, rectum and anus. Overall, the GI tract and the accessory organs of digestion are responsible for more cancers and more deaths from cancer than any other system in the body.

Worldwide, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the sixth most prevalent cancer and the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths. HCC is relatively uncommon in the United States, although its incidence is rising, principally in relation to the spread of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. The incidence of pancreatic carcinoma has markedly increased over the past several decades and ranks as the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United States. The incidence of oesophagal cancer has risen in recent decades and is the eighth most common cancer globally.

This white paper aims to provide existing clinical data when considering treatment options that benefit patients the most.

IBA White Paper

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