[Intra-arterial infusion chemotherapy in combination with microwave hyperthermia for cancer of head of pancreas and liver metastasis--a case of 16 years survival]

Gan To Kagaku Ryoho. 2000 Oct;27(12):1794-800.
[Article in Japanese]


Our experience of arterial infusion chemotherapy combined with regional hyperthermia in the treatment of non-resectable pancreatic cancer was presented. A patient with cancer in the pancreatic head with accompanying extensive metastasis in both hepatic lobes was treated by sub selective aortic infusion of 5-FU and MMC with microwave hyperthermia. Both the cancer in the pancreatic head and the liver metastasis showed complete remission for 16 years.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use*
  • Drug Administration Schedule
  • Female
  • Fluorouracil / administration & dosage
  • Humans
  • Hyperthermia, Induced*
  • Infusions, Intra-Arterial
  • Liver Neoplasms / secondary*
  • Microwaves / therapeutic use*
  • Middle Aged
  • Mitomycin / administration & dosage
  • Pancreatic Neoplasms / drug therapy
  • Pancreatic Neoplasms / secondary*
  • Pancreatic Neoplasms / therapy*
  • Remission Induction
  • Survivors


  • Mitomycin
  • Fluorouracil