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Category Archives: Medical Research

Adjustments to the FOLFIRINOX Combination for Improved Tolerability in Pancreatic Cancer

Since the May 12, 2011 New England Journal of Medicine article that reported the possible superiority of the 5-FU based four-drug FOLFIRINOX regimen over gemcitabine in the treatment of metastatic pancreatic cancer (and subsequent FDA approval), researchers have been at work trying to discover the best use of this information – and ways to perhaps […]

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FOLFIRINOX as Neoadjuvant Therapy for Cancer of the Pancreas

The idea behind treating surgically unresectable and borderline resectable pancreatic cancer with chemotherapy or chemoradiation is that some minority of cases will thereupon improve to the point of now being deemed amenable to surgery, with its typically more favorable outcome.  This is generally the point then of so-called neoadjuvant therapy. As the 5-FU based four-drug […]

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Cancer Diversity: Enemy of Personalized Medicine ?

In what appears to be a season of blockbuster conceptual research results in the cancer medical literature, comes a recent study involving leukemia cells but which has implications for the entire spectrum of cutting edge cancer treatment. The general current prevailing thought on the origin of cancer is that a pattern of gene mutations or […]

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