Journal Review in HPB – Surgical Outcomes of the SWOG S1505 Trial
Description: Neoadjuvant chemotherapy remains a controversial topic for resectable pancreatic adenocarcinoma. This randomized trial examines surgical and clinical outcomes from peri-operative regimens, mFOLFIRNOX and gem-Abraxane. The HPB Behind the Knife team dives into the specifics of the trial design and findings, as well as sits down with the Principal Investigator Dr. Syed Ahmad himself to ask about the behind-the-scenes decision-making and the investigations yet to come.
Links to Papers Reviewed in this Episode
Surgical Outcome Results from SWOG S1505: A Randomized Clinical Trial of mFOLFIRINOX Versus Gemcitabine/Nab-paclitaxel for Perioperative Treatment of Resectable Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma
Ann Surg. 2020 Sep;272(3):481-486
Efficacy of Periopertive Chemotherapy for Resectable Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma: A Phase 2 Randomized Clinical Trial
JAMA Oncol. 2021 Mar;7(3):421-427
Syed Ahmad, MD (@SyedAAhmad5) is a Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and the Director of the UC Cancer Center. He is the surgical chair of SWOG, and a co-Principal Investigator of the SWOG S1505 study in addition to numerous other national trials for pancreatic cancer.
Timothy Vreeland, MD, FACS (@vreelant) is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and Surgical Oncologist at Brooke Army Medical Center
Daniel Nelson, DO, FACS (@usarmydoc24) is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and Surgical Oncologist at William Beaumont Army Medical Center
Connor Chick, MD (@connor_chick) is a PGY-4 General Surgery resident at Brooke Army Medical Center
Lexy (Alexandra) Adams, MD, MPH (@lexyadams16) is a PGY-3 General Surgery resident at Brooke Army Medical Center
Other References from this Episode
FOLFIRINOX or Gemcitabine as Adjuvant Therapy for Pancreatic Cancer
N Engl J Med. 2018 Dec 20;379:2395-2406
APACT: phase III, multicenter, international, open-label, randomized trial of adjuvant nab-paclitaxel plus gemcitabine (nab-P/G) vs gemcitabine (G) for surgically resected pancreatic adenocarcinoma
J Clin Oncol. 2019 May 20;37:no. 15 suppl:4000.
Operative Standards in Cancer Surgery: Pancreatoduodenectomy: Superior Mesenteric Artery Dissection
American College of Surgeons. 2020 Jun 18.
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