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Category Archives: Pancreatic Cancer Medical Treatment

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 […]

FOLFIRINOX Induces a Full Pathological Response Leading to Resectability in Pancreatic Cancer

The four-drug FOLFIRINOX regimen represents a standard-of-care initial treatment for pancreatic cancer (ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas) despite substantive side-effects. Along with the gemcitabine plus Abraxane combination therapy it appears to offer survival advantage in pancreatic cancer over gemcitabine given alone. And increasingly, FOLFIRINOX is offered as therapy for locally advanced and “borderline resectable” pancreatic […]

Tumor Scrubbing Bubbles in Pancreatic Cancer

We all agree that pancreatic cancer (ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas) patients need more effective treatments. Towards that goal, much research time, money and effort go into the new treatment pipeline where only a tiny fraction will emerge with approval for pancreatic cancer, up to a decade later. I’ve advocated that today’s patients need something […]

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