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More Information in the Adjuvant Chemoradiation Controversy for Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma

The findings of the European Study Group for Pancreatic Cancer (ESPAC-1) clinical trial and championed by surgeon John Neoptolemos of Liverpool University more than a decade ago challenged the assumption that chemotherapy combined with radiation was a superior regimen after pancreatic cancer surgery.  The chemotherapy alone arm of this trial (using bolus 5-fluorouracil with folinic […]

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Daniel Von Hoff Inducted into Lederberg Society for Work on Abraxane in Pancreatic Cancer

One of our favorite physician pancreatic cancer researchers, Daniel Von Hoff, has been honored by induction into the Joshua Lederberg Society on February 13, 2014 primarily for his work in shepherding the development of Abraxane (nab-paclitaxel) in combination with gemcitabine for the treatment of advanced cancer of the pancreas. This award is presented by Celgene […]

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MORE STROMA: Inhibiting Fibroblast Growth Factor Disrupts Pancreatic Cancer Cell Invasion

As mentioned, stromal tissue can account for as much as 90% of the bulk in pancreatic cancer tumors. Thought in the past to have been relatively inert, it is increasingly clear that this dense tissue arising from a desmoplastic process is surprisingly dynamic. Thus, it is heartening to encounter a number of recent serious research […]

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