Lege Artis Medicinae

[Opportunities in drug therapy of biliary tract cancer. Past - present- future]

RUBOVSZKY Gábor, HITRE Erika, LÁNG István

JUNE 20, 2013

Lege Artis Medicinae - 2013;23(05-06)

[Biliary tract cancer is relatively rare tumour, but the dismal prognosis renders it frightful. Biliary tract cancers which consist of gall bladder cancers and bile duct cancers can be cured only with surgery thus it is exceedingly important that the surgery should take place in dedicated centres. The multidisciplinary approach may involve drug therapy, too, as an adjunct to surgery or for palliation. This publication summarizes present data about systemic treatment with some chronological point of view. Starting from therapeutic nihilism of the past and projecting anticipatory development of the future it shows the present state of medical treatment in this patient population.]

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