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Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer: Induction Chemo with Whipple + Vascular Targets

In a certain way, the initial treatment considerations for local and advanced pancreatic cancer are not as complex as those of locally advanced adenocarcinoma of the pancreas. Local cancer is typically treated with surgical resection – some version of the Whipple Procedure. And the treatment of advanced pancreatic cancer is generally some form of chemotherapy […]

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Clinical trial of Combination of Targeted Anti-Kras Therapy for Pancreatic Cancer

Dutch and primarily other European researchers are about to begin a human clinical trial involving a regimen of two relatively new targeted therapies (afatinib plus selumetinib) for the treatment of pancreatic cancer.  Afatinib is known as Gilotrif in the U.S., and is produced by the family-owned global but German-headquartered Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals firm.  Selumetinib is […]

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Glycoprotein Biomarkers for Malignancy in Pancreatic Cysts

We speak of pancreatic cancer as if it is one thing, but there are many kinds of pancreatic cancer; one classification had this number at 17.  A frequent anatomic / physiologic action of the pancreas is that it tends to produce cysts (and sometimes even “pseudocysts” – pockets of fluid often seen as a result […]

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