Topic: Combination of Conservative and Interventional Therapy Strategies

Combination of Conservative and Interventional Therapy Strategies for Intra and Extrahepatic CC: A Restrospective Survival Analysis.

*SENSITIVE* - Contains statistics. Do NOT open the following link if you do not want to hear about statistics. However, I felt this worth posting for those who might want to read it. This is a PDF page.

http://downloads.mts.hindawi.com/MTS-Fi … W1Hzyvk%3D

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Re: Combination of Conservative and Interventional Therapy Strategies

The above link seems to work no longer, but I just found this one instead -

Gastroenterology Research and PracticeVolume 2012 (2012), Article ID 190708, 8 pagesdoi:10.1155/2012/190708
Clinical Study

Combination of Conservative and Interventional Therapy Strategies for Intra- and Extrahepatic Cholangiocellular Carcinoma: A Retrospective Survival Analysis

http://www.hindawi.com/journals/grp/2012/190708/

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3 (edited by PCL1029 Sun, 12 Jun 2011 18:26:38)

Re: Combination of Conservative and Interventional Therapy Strategies

Hi,

In addition to the above one that Gavin mentioned;there were 3 more abstracts(#4050,#e14614,#e14626) indicated that adjuvant therapy of chemo  and/or radiotherapy will be of benefit to CC patients after resection especially those who are lymph node positive or R1 (margin positive).
God bless.
If you want to read the whole abstract go to
http://chicago2011.asco.org/Abstracts.aspx
on the left hand side ,click Abstracts.
then scroll down on the right side under highlights(the red box),click the 1st line"ASCO annual meeting abstracts are available";
on the next screen ,click  BROWSE-abstracts by meeting track; when the next screen comes up,scroll down ,under Gastrointestinal(Noncolorectal) Cancer,click Hepatobiliary cancer;then you can read  all ASCO 2011 abstracts  related to  CC.

Please know that my personal opinion is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. If  provided, information are for educational purposes.Consult doctor is a MUST for changing of treatment plans.

Re: Combination of Conservative and Interventional Therapy Strategies

Additionally, for those unfamiliar with the science of reading an abstract you might want to scroll down to the "conclusion."  It is very difficult and almost impossible for a layman to understand an abstract.  But, you may want to print it out and take it along to your physician for review.
Love to all,
Marion

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Re: Combination of Conservative and Interventional Therapy Strategies

Great point about printing the abstract out and taking it with you when you go to see the doctor Marion! And yes, good advice also about scrolling down to the conclusion, that might save some headaches too!

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