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Category Archives: Pancreatic Cancer Medical Treatment

A Setback for ARBs for the Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer?

Again, for more than a decade there have been theoretical discussions about the use of drugs commonly used to treat high blood pressure for use in the treatment of cancer – pancreatic cancer (ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas). And having just published a Pancreatica blog entry based on the pre-clinical study and work by Jain […]

Gemzar PLUS Xeloda for Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

An earlier blog entry (February 14th) referenced a study by UK researchers that suggested the substitution of the drug-agent capecitabine (Xeloda) in place of gemcitabine for the treatment of locally advanced pancreatic cancer (ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas).  Now comes another study by different UK researchers who looked at coupling gemcitabine together with Xeloda for […]

Radiofrequency Ablation for Pancreatic Cancer Pain Control

Batistaki and fellow Greek colleagues at the University of Athens reviewed the clinical course of 35 patients who had received a procedure involving thermocoagulation of their splanchnic nerves via radiofrequency – for pain relief related to pancreatic cancer (ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas). These were patients who had advanced pancreatic cancer, and whose pain was […]

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