Category Archives: Pancreatic Cancer
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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Chinese researchers have utilized an innovative modality for the treatment of advanced pancreatic cancer – High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (“HIFU”). This mode of therapy involves a manner of directing acoustic energy in a very directed fashion at the tumor itself. HIFU is considered to be essentially a noninvasive procedure (or at least only minimally invasive). […]