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Category Archives: Pancreatic Cancer

Capecitabine Instead of Gemcitabine in Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer ?

Overshadowed perhaps by the positive results of Von Hoff and colleagues’ research on Abraxane plus gemcitabine for advanced pancreatic cancer, an interesting study on the treatment of LOCALLY ADVANCED pancreatic cancer was presented at the recent ASCO Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium in San Francisco late January.   In locally advanced cancer of the pancreas the treatment […]

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BRCA Gene Mutations and Risk of Pancreatic Cancer

BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes are important in the repair and upkeep of DNA. Mutations in these genes confer a strong tendency to not only more widely known breast cancer, but to other kinds of cancers as well – including contributing to some amount of pancreatic cancer.   Now, researchers from the Women’s College Research Institute, […]

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Watchful Waiting for Small Nonfunctioning Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors ?

Neuroendocrine tumors can roughly be divided into functioning and non-functioning categories. The functioning tumors produce an abundance of a given hormone such that the clinical effects of this overabundance can be observed or felt by physicians and/or patients. Non-functioning neuroendocrine tumors produce no hormone, or produce such hormones in sub-clinical quantity, or produce hormones which […]

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