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Category Archives: Pancreatic Cancer

Afinitor plus Temodar for Neuroendocrine Tumors?

There are few hard and fast rules for the medical treatment of patients with metastatic pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors. Two agents which have shown promise include everolimus (Afinitor – Novartis) and temozolomide (Temodar ~ Merck). An article by Kulke and colleagues at Harvard Medical School and the associated Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston as published in […]

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Eat the Beet

One of the great pleasures of doing worldwide reviews of the medical literature on pancreatic cancer is encountering the obscure, deep background, early and even unusual research on the topic. The following study must fit into one or more of these categories, I think. Nishino and colleagues of the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences […]

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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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