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MiRNAs Acting in Concert Impede PDCD4 and Related Genes in Pancreatic Cancer

Writing a pancreatic cancer blog is interesting. Research questions seem limited only by the level of imagination of researchers. We have addressed in our Pancreatica Blog a small body of research related to MicroRNA (MiRNA) work primarily related to seeking patterns that may aid in the eventual earlier diagnosis or even screening for pancreatic cancer: […]

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Including Grade Status Marker Levels in the Staging of Neuroendocrine Tumors

In a sense, the pancreatic cancer research underlying this blog posting is a bookend to the one that we discussed here in the Pancreatica Blog about a month ago.  Then, researchers had incorporated the Ki-67 cell proliferation marker into a standard Tumor-Node-Metastasis system (American Joint Committee on Cancer – AJCC) to see if the novel […]

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More Information in the Adjuvant Chemoradiation Controversy for Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma

The findings of the European Study Group for Pancreatic Cancer (ESPAC-1) clinical trial and championed by surgeon John Neoptolemos of Liverpool University more than a decade ago challenged the assumption that chemotherapy combined with radiation was a superior regimen after pancreatic cancer surgery.  The chemotherapy alone arm of this trial (using bolus 5-fluorouracil with folinic […]

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