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Category Archives: Pancreatic Cancer

Does Aspirin Prevent Pancreatic Cancer? High dose vs. Low Dose Intake

The possible cancer protective effects (including on pancreatic cancer) of aspirin and related drugs have been actively studied for the past twenty-five years or so. The initial work was noted and especially explored in colon cancer.  There is conflicting research but the chemopreventive outcome of long-term aspirin use on cancer seems reasonably likely in colorectal […]

Mistletoe for Pancreatic Cancer

Viscum Album is a kind of mistletoe that is native to many European and Asian countries. Members of the mistletoe family have been used as an “alternative” or complementary treatment for any number of maladies including pancreatic cancer (ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas). As we have mentioned before, the Pancreatica Blog appreciates alternative therapies for […]

Adding Grade Status to Staging Improves Prognostic Capability in Pancreatic Cancer

The pancreatic cancer surgical (and oncology) team at UCLA developed a new experimental staging method such that the tumor’s grade was added to the standard (TNM) AJCC staging criteria, whereby a high-grade tumor increased the pancreatic cancer stage (ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas) to the next higher level than would have been otherwise indicated. Published […]

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