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Research Article

Preoperative/Neoadjuvant Therapy in Pancreatic Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Response and Resection Percentages

  • Sonja Gillen,

    Affiliation: Department of Surgery, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany

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  • Tibor Schuster,

    Affiliation: Institute of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany

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  • Christian Meyer zum Büschenfelde,

    Affiliation: Department of Hematology and Oncology, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany

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  • Helmut Friess,

    Affiliation: Department of Surgery, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany

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  • Jörg Kleeff mail

    kleeff@chir.med.tu-muenchen.de

    Affiliations: Department of Surgery, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany, Center of Cancer Systems Biology, Department of Medicine, Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: April 20, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000267

About the Authors

Sonja Gillen, Helmut Friess, Jörg Kleeff
Department of Surgery, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany
Tibor Schuster
Institute of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany
Christian Meyer zum Büschenfelde
Department of Hematology and Oncology, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany
Jörg Kleeff
Center of Cancer Systems Biology, Department of Medicine, Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: kleeff@chir.med.tu-muenchen.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: SG TS CMzB HF JK. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: SG TS CMzB HF JK. Designed the experiments/the study: SG HF JK. Analyzed the data: SG TS CMzB JK. Collected data/did experiments for the study: SG CMzB JK. Wrote the first draft of the paper: SG JK. Contributed to the writing of the paper: SG TS CMzB HF JK.