br Clinical reports of PBT for unresectable LAPC patients are
Clinical reports of PBT for unresectable LAPC patients are extre-mely scarce but clinical outcomes are satisfactory among CCRT reports to this point. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study to prove the effectiveness of CCRT using Coelenterazine beams by clarifying that high dose administration to tumors leads to improved prognosis for unresectable LAPC patients. We therefore consider that the physical advantages of proton beams can increase the value of radiotherapy in local CCRT treatment strategies for these patients.
In conclusion, CCRT using proton beams resulted in longer sur-vival than previously reported CCRT data using photon RT, and high dose irradiation to the primary tumor prolonged LC and OS for unresectable LAPC patients without any severe GI toxicity. PBT is therefore a safe and effective treatment method for these patients.
Conflict of interest
The authors express special thanks to all of the staff involved with PBT at University of Tsukuba. This work was supported by Grant-in-Aid from the Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture of Japan (15H04901), and also supported by Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development, AMED (15ck0106186h0001). The authors would also like to thank Dr. Bryan J. Mathis of the Medical English Communication Center at the University of Tsukuba for native language revision.
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