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Category Archives: Pancreatic Cancer

Radiation Dosage May Affect Survival in Adjuvant Therapy in Pancreatic Cancer

The issue of offering combination treatment with radiation and chemotherapy AFTER pancreatic cancer surgery to improve survival had been in place based on the August 1985 classic study by the (U.S.) Gastrointestinal Tumor Study Group under Kalser and Ellenberg published in the Archives of Surgery. This appeared to have been confirmed by European researchers, but […]

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Saliva Biomarkers for Detection of Pancreatic Cancer

A long friend of the mission of our foundation, Al Laporta, DDS of New Your (who lost his beloved mother to pancreatic cancer) reminds us of intriguing work by physician and dentist researchers at UCLA demonstrating proof of concept work published in 2010 in the journal Gastroenterology which identified 12 salivary messenger RNA biomarkers that […]

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Oral thymidylate synthase inhibitor as an Oral Alternative to Gemcitabine?

Especially researchers in Japan have been studying the outcomes of the orally administered drug known as S-1 in the treatment of pancreatic cancer.  S-1 is a fluorouracil drug agent (similar to 5FU – fluorouracil), which like 5-FU, functions as an inhibitor of thymidylate synthase.  S-1 is comprised of three components: tegafur (a prodrug of 5-fluorouracil), […]

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