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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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Overcoming Gemcitabine Resistance – Dasatinib

The drug agent gemcitabine has been the mainstay of the medical treatment of pancreatic cancer.  This assertion has perhaps been challenged by extensive 5-FU combinations in the past couple of years, but is still mostly held to be true by clinicians.   The wide adoption of the use of gemcitabine since 1997 has also engendered […]

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America’s Finest City Half Marathon & 5K !

America’s Finest City Half Marathon & 5K in San Diego is just a month away! Who’s participating in this awesome event? Check it out here http://bit.ly/140LQPg or if you can’t be a part of this one, sign up for one of the many others or even to dedicate-a-race!

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