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Category Archives: Medical Research

Gemcitabine Confers Comparable FOLFIRINOX Pancreatic Cancer Survival in Those with High hENT1 Levels

The drug gemcitabine is generally well tolerated, but its efficacy for pancreatic cancer when used as a solitary chemotherapy is now understood to not be as great as that of use in combination with Abraxane, or as that of the four-drug chemotherapy combination regimen – FOLFIRINOX.  However these combination chemotherapy regimens for pancreatic cancer tend […]

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Elements of Protein Breakdown Found in Serum Long Before Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis

In two separate studies, Boston researchers (primarily) have discovered and begun to characterize the intriguing and likely important finding that protein metabolites found in human serum are elevated typically years before the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer (adenocarcinoma) is established. The implications of this discovery have cast a new light on the early development of pancreatic […]

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Australian-led Methods Toward Relevant Sub-types of Pancreatic Cancer

Two interesting studies with different methods and results have been published this year by international teams as led by Australian researchers with the aim of trying to establish key sub-types of pancreatic cancer to aid in improved understanding, management and treatment of patients with adenocarcinoma of the pancreas. The more extensive study included 149 collaborators […]

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