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Monthly Archives: June 2013

RIP Bonnie Franklin – succumbs to pancreatic cancer

Bonnie Gail Franklin passed on today at age 69 due to pancreatic cancer (ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas).  To those of a certain age (this author included) Ms. Franklin will always be associated with Ann Romano, her role as the divorced mother of two in the sitcom “One Day at a Time” on CBS from […]

Capecitabine Instead of Gemcitabine in Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer ?

Overshadowed perhaps by the positive results of Von Hoff and colleagues’ research on Abraxane plus gemcitabine for advanced pancreatic cancer (ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas), an interesting study on the treatment of LOCALLY ADVANCED pancreatic cancer was presented at the recent ASCO Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium in San Francisco late January. In locally advanced cancer of […]

BRCA Gene Mutations and Risk of Pancreatic Cancer

BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes are important in the repair and upkeep of DNA. Mutations in these genes confer a strong tendency to not only more widely known breast cancer, but to other kinds of cancers as well – including contributing to some amount of pancreatic cancer (ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas). Now, researchers from the […]