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Monthly Archives: August 2013

Bacterial Causes for Pancreatic Cancer? (dental association yet again)

Interesting research over recent years into risk factors for adenocarcinoma of the pancreas have yielded the usual suspects – and a number of somewhat surprising candidates for pancreatic cancer. These include the smoking of tobacco products, onset of diabetes, large intake of alcohol, pancreatitis, (possibly) obesity, ABO blood typing status, and even infections such as […]

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Afinitor plus Temodar for Neuroendocrine Tumors?

There are few hard and fast rules for the medical treatment of patients with metastatic pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors. Two agents which have shown promise include everolimus (Afinitor – Novartis) and temozolomide (Temodar ~ Merck). An article by Kulke and colleagues at Harvard Medical School and the associated Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston as published in […]

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Eat the Beet

One of the great pleasures of doing worldwide reviews of the medical literature on pancreatic cancer is encountering the obscure, deep background, early and even unusual research on the topic. The following study must fit into one or more of these categories, I think. Nishino and colleagues of the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences […]

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