Topic: Neoadjuvant stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), capecitabine,

Neoadjuvant stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), capecitabine, and liver transplantation for unresectable hilar cholangiocarcinoma.

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Re: Neoadjuvant stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), capecitabine,

Wow...thanks so much for this Gavin.  My husband, John, was diagnosed with non resectable hilar cc and is on the Mayo protocol for liver transplant.  His is supposed to begin radiation and capecitabine (xeloda) within the next 10 days.  I don't know if the radiation is SBRT though.  It's all a bit terrifying, but we are hoping and praying that transplant is the right option.  It seems that so very few patients actually make it onto the transplant list and then out of those that make it onto the transplant list sometimes get removed because of spread.  They've assured us that even if John doesn't qualify for transplant after the chemo radiation and lyphectomy they'll be able to control the cancer and extend his life - so hard to know what the right thing to do is.

Tanya