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Author Archives: pancreatica

FOLFIRINOX vs. Gemcitabine plus Abraxane for Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

Every person is different; every situation is different; every cancer is different. So, the decision about which treatment is right for an individual patient with pancreatic cancer (ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas) by their health care team is highly complex. Here we present the work of published research that examines factors related to two of […]

Neoadjuvant Therapy in Stage 3 Pancreatic Cancer Confers Survival Advantage

In a certain sense, treatment selection by professionals is easier in early or late stage pancreatic cancer (ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas) because the options tend to be narrower: early yields surgery; late leans toward chemotherapy alone. The middle stages II and III, or locally advanced, potentially resectable pancreatic cancer, etc. tend to be more […]

Later Surgery for Advanced Pancreatic Cancer in Treatment Responders with Hepatic Lesions ?

Criteria for exclusion of patients from surgery for pancreatic cancer (ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas) include detection of distal metastases including those noted in the liver (also known as the hepatic organ).  However especially over the past decade, there have been a number of studies aimed at trying to discern whether liver lesions alone should […]

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