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Category Archives: Pancreatic Cancer

Electroporation for the Treatment of Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

Nilsson and colleagues from Uppsala University in Sweden in an interesting Phase I pilot study evaluated the irreversible electroporation procedure for the treatment of locally advanced (ostensibly unresectable) pancreatic cancer (ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas), publishing the results in the January 2014 issue of the journal, Anticancer Research. Cells are the fundamental unit of biological […]

MiRNAs Acting in Concert Impede PDCD4 and Related Genes in Pancreatic Cancer

Writing a pancreatic cancer blog is interesting. Research questions seem limited only by the level of imagination of researchers. We have addressed in our Pancreatica Blog a small body of research related to MicroRNA (MiRNA) work primarily related to seeking patterns that may aid in the eventual earlier diagnosis or even screening for pancreatic cancer […]

More Information in the Adjuvant Chemoradiation Controversy for Pancreatic Cancer

The findings of the European Study Group for Pancreatic Cancer (ESPAC-1) clinical trial and championed by surgeon John Neoptolemos of Liverpool University more than a decade ago challenged the assumption that chemotherapy combined with radiation was a superior regimen after pancreatic cancer (ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas) surgery.  The chemotherapy alone arm of this trial (using […]

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