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Category Archives: Pancreatic Cancer

Lymph Node Surgery for Neuroendocrine Tumors ?

Hawkins and colleagues at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri E-published an article on November 19, 2013 in the journal Annals of Surgery  which examined regional lymph node status and the medical disposition of 136 of their patients who had received surgery for pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors from 1994 through […]

Plerixafor Inhibits Chemokine Ligand 12 (of CXCR4): Biological Therapy in Pancreatic Cancer

The physical size of the structural aspect of pancreatic cancer (ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas) can be misleading as perhaps 90% of the tumor bulk is actually the somewhat inert – and not completely understood – stromal tissue that the “surrounds” the malignant aspect of pancreatic cancer. One practical effect of the stromal tissue is […]

Do Women Respond More Favorably Than Men to the FOLFIRINOX Regimen in Advanced Pancreatic Cancer ?

We have come across an interesting recent finding from researchers in Austria. Greil and colleagues from the Paracelsus Medical University in Salzburg, have published the results of their work in the January 2014 issue of the International Journal of Oncology. These findings appear to suggest that the female gender may be a predictor of a […]

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