Map of Pancreatica Walks and Runs

Monthly Archives: December 2013

Penetrating the Stroma: Plerixafor Inhibits Chemokine Ligand 12 (of CXCR4) Allowing for Enhanced Biological Therapy in Adenocarcinoma of the Pancreas

The physical size of the structural aspect of pancreatic adenocarcinoma can be misleading as perhaps 90% of the tumor bulk is actually the somewhat inert – and not completely understood – stromal tissue that the “surrounds” the malignant aspect of pancreatic cancer. One practical effect of the stromal tissue is that it may physically, through […]

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Do Women Respond More Favorably Than Men to the FOLFIRINOX Regimen in Advanced Cancer of the Pancreas ?

We have come across an interesting recent finding from researchers in Austria. Greil and colleagues from the Paracelsus Medical University in Salzburg, have published the results of their work which will officially come out in the January issue of the International Journal of Oncology. These findings appear to suggest that the female gender may be […]

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Is CA125 a Better Marker than CA 19-9 for Resectability in Cancer of the Pancreas ?

Color this finding: curious (and consequently interesting). Chinese researchers in Shanghai including Yu and colleagues at Fudan University published recent research findings in the December issue of the Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, the official periodical of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract.  They reviewed the results of a number of potential serum tumor […]

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