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Monthly Archives: January 2013

Does the Starting Time of Chemo After Pancreatic Cancer Surgery Matter?

There has not been very much study on when “adjuvant” chemotherapy should begin after pancreatic cancer surgery (this process of chemo AFTER surgery is called adjuvant therapy). What is known is that adjuvant chemotherapy tends to confer a significant survival boost to pancreatic cancer patients (those with ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas). And perhaps it […]

New Use for a Bad Old Drug (Thalidomide) in Pancreatic Cancer

Those of a certain age will remember the terrible congenital malformations fifty years on due to the prenatal use of thalidomide. Gradually in certain circumstances thalidomide use has made a cautious comeback in medicine – now including for pancreatic cancer (ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas). Chinese researchers from Shang Dong Tumor Hospital in Jinan, China […]