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Ocimum Sanctum Leaves for Pancreatic Cancer Treatment?

In a study involving alternative therapy, researchers including SK Batra and colleagues from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center studied the effects on pancreatic cancer cells of ocimum sanctum, a traditional medicine from India known more commonly as “Holy Basil,” that has been in use for thousands […]

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The Re-Treatment of Recurrent Pancreatic Cancer – Revisited

We discussed two recent studies on the apparent benefits of possible re-treatment of recurrent pancreatic cancer in our Pancreatica Blog entry of November 17, 2012. Now there are two more interesting medical articles on this subject that have been recently published. Werner and colleagues from the University of Heidelberg (including Markus Buchler who is on […]

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Avastin + Chemo for Advanced Pancreatic Cancer?

We’ve watched with interest as the pendulum has swung back and forth over the years on the possible efficacy of agents that block Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF), a molecule that mediates angiogenesis (the vascular growth that occurs in tumors). Bevacizumab, a monoclonal antibody to VEGF, is known as Avastin and is manufactured by Genentech. […]

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