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Category Archives: Pancreatic Cancer

Tarceva Plus Gemcitabine After Surgery for Pancreatic Cancer ?

Gress and colleagues from the University of Marburg in Germany published the results of a Phase II trial in the October 2013 issue of the Annals of Oncology, the official journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology. They did a prospective multi-center study of 76 pancreatic cancer (ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas) patients over […]

Three Things that Aren’t True About Pancreatic Cancer

“Half the lies they tell about me aren’t true.”    -Yogi Berra There are legitimate controversies in pancreatic cancer.  Often over time, the pendulum can swing to one side or the other of a scientific conflict – as new evidence supports a contention or not.  Sometimes, with a greater understanding of the complexity of an issue, […]

GVAX Immunotherapy and Hematologic Status in Pancreatic Cancer

As noted in an earlier blog, GVAX is a kind of vaccine that appears to work by enhancing “granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor” (GM-CSF) which in turn enhances white blood cells including monocytes that can somewhat freely move and have the ability to transform into so-called “professional” antigen-presenting cells such as macrophages and dendritic cells – which […]

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