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Mistletoe for Cancer of the Pancreas

Viscum Album is a kind of mistletoe that is native to many European and Asian countries. Members of the mistletoe family have been used as an “alternative” or complementary treatment for any number of maladies including pancreatic cancer. As we have mentioned before, the Pancreatica Blog appreciates alternative therapies for cancer of the pancreas that […]

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Adding Grade Status to Staging Improves Prognostic Capability in Cancer of the Pancreas

The pancreatic cancer surgical (and oncology) team at UCLA developed a new experimental staging method such that the tumor’s grade was added to the standard (TNM) AJCC staging criteria, whereby a high-grade tumor increased the pancreatic cancer stage to the next higher level than would have been otherwise indicated. Published in the December issue of […]

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DNA Found in Exosomes in Cancer of the Pancreas – with Characteristic Mutations !

We recently commented (here) on the interesting properties of exosomes that were explored as possible messengers within the body including saliva in the context specifically of biomarkers in pancreatic cancer by Wong and dental colleagues at UCLA. Exosomes are tiny bubble type structures found in most biological fluids that contain proteins and other substances including […]

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