[Chemotherapy (low-dose CDDP + UFT) to advanced pancreatic cancer in an ambulatory setting improved survival and quality of life]


Journal Article (Academic article)

The prognosis of pancreatic cancer is very poor. Past attempts to treat advanced pancreatic cancer with single agent or combination chemotherapy have yielded low response rates and little reproducible impact on patient survival or quality of life. We performed systemic chemotherapy in case of unresectable or recurrent pancreatic cancer with CDDP 25 mg/body intravenous weekly or biweekly and oral administration of UFT (300-400 mg/day) as an outpatient treatment. Tumor markers were well controlled for about over one year or more. This ambulatory combination is a well-tolerated regimen that results in improved survival and quality of life.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kitagawa, H; Yoshizumi, T; Morita, A; Ohta, T; Kayahara, M; Nishimura, G; Fujimura, T; Shimizu, K; Miwa, K

Published Date

  • October 1, 2001

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 28 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 1684 - 1687

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0385-0684


  • Japanese