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SOX Chemo Regimen as 2nd Line for Cancer of the Pancreas

Acronyms in medicine are often a hoot.  We have the four-drug combination called FOLFIRINOX.  Recently, here at Pancreatica we reported on a study of a three-drug version of the above termed: OFF.   Now comes a review of the regimen of S-1 plus oxaliplatin by Japanese researchers, which combination they term: SOX.  In a sense SOX […]

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A Set-back 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. And having just published a Pancreatica blog entry based on the pre-clinical study and work by Jain and colleagues from Harvard on […]

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Gemzar PLUS Xeloda for Cancer of the Pancreas

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.  Now comes another study by different UK researchers who looked at coupling gemcitabine together with Xeloda for the treatment of advanced pancreatic […]

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