Topic: Cholangiocarcinoma

Cholangiocarcinoma

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Re: Cholangiocarcinoma

The above link is very long, but well worth reading IMO.

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Re: Cholangiocarcinoma

Hi,
I did finish reading the article,informative and not difficult to understand even if you are not in the medical field.
It is a summary of what cholangiocarcinoma  is and  its treatment. If you donot have enough time,just try to read the" Key points section" to know about the different type of CC;look at figure 1,figure 2 and figure 3  and the info.that just below them to understand how doctors make up their decisions;read the Box 2 about the risk factors and Box 3 for current investigational approaches for CC treatment.
The author points out that distinguish pathological and clinical characteristics of Intrahepatic and ductal CC may affect the effective of systemic treatment;as the author  points out that "in contrast to patients with intrahepatic CC, the combination of gemcitabine with cisplatin does not seem to offer an advantage for those with ductal cancers"
Thanks again,Gavin.

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