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Category Archives: Pancreatic Cancer

Can Can for Pan Can (pancreatic cancer)

It seems pretty rare that we get humor associated with pancreatic cancer (ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas).  Now comes a goofy and fun awareness video piece on Youtube from a sister pancreatic cancer nonprofit organization in the UK (Pancreatic Cancer UK). Will it go viral?  Will it ignite the next new dance fad?  We can […]

MORE STROMA: Inhibiting Fibroblast Growth Factor Disrupts Pancreatic Cancer Cell Invasion

As mentioned, stromal tissue can account for as much as 90% of the bulk in pancreatic cancer tumors (ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas). Thought in the past to have been relatively inert, it is increasingly clear that this dense tissue arising from a desmoplastic process is surprisingly dynamic. Thus, it is heartening to encounter a […]

Gemzar for Post-Whipple Procedure Chemotherapy in Pancreatic Cancer?

The standard chemotherapy agent for adjuvant treatment of pancreatic cancer (ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas) has typically been Fluorouracil (5-FU) based. But there have been other adjuvant agents and modalities for pancreatic cancer under study including gemcitabine, combined chemotherapy (multiple drug agents), and chemoradiation. On behalf of the German Study Group for Pancreatic Cancer (a […]

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