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Category Archives: Pancreatic Cancer Medical Treatment

FOLFIRINOX vs. Gemcitabine plus Abraxane for Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

Every person is different; every situation is different; every cancer is different. So, the decision about which treatment is right for an individual patient with pancreatic cancer (ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas) by their health care team is highly complex. Here we present the work of published research that examines factors related to two of […]

Later Surgery for Advanced Pancreatic Cancer in Treatment Responders with Hepatic Lesions ?

Criteria for exclusion of patients from surgery for pancreatic cancer (ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas) include detection of distal metastases including those noted in the liver (also known as the hepatic organ).  However especially over the past decade, there have been a number of studies aimed at trying to discern whether liver lesions alone should […]

How many Patients with Pancreatic Cancer are Platinum Responders ?

Here in the Pancreatica Blog we have reported previous studies documenting patients with pancreatic cancer (ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas) with specific genetic characteristics such BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations who have demonstrated robust treatment responses to DNA crosslinking agent “chemotherapy” such as platinum salts, PARP [poly ADP-ribose polymerase enzyme] inhibitors, and others.  By way of […]

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