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Category Archives: Pancreatic Cancer Medical Treatment

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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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. These were patients who had advanced pancreatic cancer, and whose pain was refractory to conservative pain management.  In pre and post […]

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