Case Report: A 40-year-old female patient with pancreatic cancer stage IV and multiple liver metastases is reported. Palliative chemotherapy was performed with gemcitabine monotherapy. A good control of tumor growth as well as tumor-related symptoms could be achieved for years. Finally, a rapid progression within 2 months resulted in the patient's death. Conclusion: This case report demonstrates the problems of modern pancreatic cancer therapy. The goals of therapy are cancer control and control of tumor-related symptoms. New agents and the inclusion of tumor biology and mechanism of resistance should result in individual treatment strategies.
|Translated title of the contribution||A 40-Year-Old Patient with Diffuse Pain in the Lower Backbone|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 15.04.2004|