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Category Archives: Medical Research

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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MicroRNAs as markers for IPMNs

Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs) are not fully understood, but are felt by many to be precursor tumors to full blown pancreatic cancer (adenocarcinoma). Thus, an interesting study was recently published by Italian researchers including Giovannetti and colleagues from the University of Pisa in the Annals of Oncology (the official journal of the European Society for Medical […]

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From What Cells Does Pancreatic Cancer Arise?

Now comes a fascinating study by researchers from UC San Francisco and UC San Diego that tends to refute the common knowledge that pancreatic adenocarcinoma cells arise from genetic mutations in the PANCREATIC DUCT LINING CELLS. Published in the November 29th 2012 issue of the journal Cancer Cell, Dr. Maike Sander and colleagues have shown […]

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