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Category Archives: Pancreatic Cancer

FOLFIRINOX (Minus Irinotecan) for Gemcitabine-refractory Disease

Since the promising article on the 4-drug 5-FU led FOLFIRINOX regimen for metastatic pancreatic cancer per the May 12, 2011 article in the New England Journal of Medicine, this treatment approach has emerged as a solid first-line option.  In the ensuing months there have been a number of studies exploring further options with this drug […]

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Microwave “Surgery” for Cancer of the Pancreas

Studies involving the thermal (heating) mode for the treatment of pancreatic cancer have generally concentrated on radio waves. This form of “surgery” is called ablation – and of course is not surgery at all, but the destruction of tumor tissue by heating it to levels that cause cell death.  Generally, the range of 120 to […]

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Clinical Trial with Votrient for Advanced NETs

Votrient (pazopanib) is a drug-agent of GlaxoSmithKline that appears to work through targeting angiogenesis and growth pathways, and has been approved for use in renal cell carcinoma and advanced soft tissue sarcoma. Two other recent targeted agents that have been approved by the U.S. FDA for the treatment of neuroendocrine tumors are everolimus and sunitinib. […]

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