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Category Archives: Medical Research

Gemzar for Post-Whipple Procedure Chemotherapy in Pancreatic Cancer?

The standard chemotherapy agent for adjuvant treatment of pancreatic cancer (ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas) has typically been Fluorouracil (5-FU) based. But there have been other adjuvant agents and modalities for pancreatic cancer under study including gemcitabine, combined chemotherapy (multiple drug agents), and chemoradiation. On behalf of the German Study Group for Pancreatic Cancer (a […]

CT Measurements Predict Need for Venous Resection in Pancreatic Cancer

The evaluation and diagnosis of pancreatic cancer (ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas) is now largely initially accomplished through radiographic means, including CT scanning. This has produced changes in related areas such as the staging of pancreatic cancer, and the evaluation for potential resection.  Depending on tumor extension, as a part of the Whipple, the surgeon […]

Does Aspirin Prevent Pancreatic Cancer? High dose vs. Low Dose Intake

The possible cancer protective effects (including on pancreatic cancer) of aspirin and related drugs have been actively studied for the past twenty-five years or so. The initial work was noted and especially explored in colon cancer.  There is conflicting research but the chemopreventive outcome of long-term aspirin use on cancer seems reasonably likely in colorectal […]

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