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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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A Set-back for ARBs for the Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer?

Again, for more than a decade there have been theoretical discussions about the use of drugs commonly used to treat high blood pressure for use in the treatment of cancer – pancreatic cancer. And having just published a Pancreatica blog entry based on the pre-clinical study and work by Jain and colleagues from Harvard on […]

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