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FDA Approval: Nab-paclitaxel in Combination with Gemcitabine for Pancreatic Cancer

On September 6th the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – per its commendable fast track expedited review program for “orphan” diseases (which now includes pancreatic cancer) has approved nab-paclitaxel (trade name: Abraxane) for use in in combination with gemcitabine for metastatic pancreatic cancer. The previous drug agent officially approved by the FDA for pancreatic […]

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Chemotherapy Regimen for NET: Platinum Agent Plus Topoisomerase Inhibitor

The exploration of chemotherapy for advanced pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors has been somewhat sparse, but has increased pace during the past few years. Certain of these regimens have met with some success, increasing the armamentarium of clinicians. Beijing, China researchers led by Shen from the Peking University School of Oncology have published an article in the […]

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Heavy-duty Multimodal Therapy with RFA for Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

In some ways, both early stage and late stage pancreatic cancer (under current thinking paradigms) may be easier stages in which to offer standard care: early receives surgery (without or without neoadjuvant or adjuvant augmentation), and late stage is typically chemotherapy in one combination or another – at least initially involving either gemcitabine or 5-FU.  […]

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