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Modified Irinotecan for Multi-drug Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer – an Update

More than a year ago (10/22/15), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a modified form of the FOLFIRINOX regimen as a second line treatment for patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer whose gemcitabine-based therapy had failed.  We reported this development Here. The modified FDA-approved regimen was different from the “standard” FOLFIRINOX for pancreatic cancer in […]

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Inexpensive Urine Protein Array for the Early Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

At one point several years back, we at Pancreatica looked at the number of studies in pancreatic cancer that dealt with early detection versus those aimed at treatment. We found that less than 3% were aimed at the detection of pancreatic cancer. This rate has since increased, but when interesting studies related to the early […]

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2016 ASCO PRACTICE GUIDELINES FOR ADVANCED ADENOCARCINOMA OF THE PANCREAS

2016 ASCO PRACTICE GUIDELINES FOR ADVANCED ADENOCARCINOMA OF THE PANCREAS Davendra P.S. Sohal, Pamela B. Mangu, Alok A. Khorana, Manish A. Shah, Philip A. Philip, Eileen M. O’Reilly, Hope E. Uronis, Ramesh K. Ramanathan, Christopher H. Crane, Anitra Engebretson, Joseph T. Ruggiero, Mehmet S. Copur, Michelle Lau, Susan Urba and Daniel Laheru   Abstract Purpose: […]

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