Head & Neck Cancer (HNC): Curative Treatment with Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy

A pleasant lady, 53 years old with long standing hypertension, presented with dysphagia symptom for 3 months duration. She was diagnosed with base of tongue SCC, T2N2M0. Discussion in multidisciplinary team (MDT) meetings Surgery or definitive concurrent chemo-radiotherapy (CRT)? Surgeon want to operate, I want definitive concurrent CRT (happen all the time, ha3) Rationale? With…… Continue reading Head & Neck Cancer (HNC): Curative Treatment with Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy

Living Longer: Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer (2)

Does this mean that locally advanced pancreatic is incurable? Do we give up hope? As clinical oncologist, it’s nice to have another arsenal against cancer. Radiotherapy. Pre-operative chemo-radiation is effective in locally advanced pancreatic cancer to convert it from borderline resectable/ unresectable to resectable. By giving chemotherapy and radiotherapy together, studies showed that up to…… Continue reading Living Longer: Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer (2)