Stomach and Pancreatic Cancer
Radiation is most typically used to manage stomach and pancreatic cancers after surgery, with or without chemotherapy. In addition, radiation therapy is also a useful method for alleviating pain and suffering. The radiation oncology team pays particular attention to providing treatment that will improve patient survival or longevity with minimal side effects. Clinical trials may also be available for patients.
The treatment technology for these types of cancers is primarily intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) with tomotherapy, an advanced technology that has reduced side effects and improved tumor control.
The following UC Davis Radiation Oncologists specialize in treatment of these cancers: