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Category Archives: Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic Cancer Pre-clinical study (from an Amazonian tree): Geissospermum vellosii

As mentioned in this blog on several times, we are always on the lookout for interesting scientific studies related to the treatment of pancreatic cancer (ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas) with alternative or complementary treatment approaches. The July 2013 issue of the journal Oncology Reports features research by Chen and colleagues from the University of […]

Bacterial Causes for Pancreatic Cancer? (dental association yet again)

Interesting research over recent years into risk factors for ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas have yielded the usual suspects – and a number of somewhat surprising candidates for pancreatic cancer. These include the smoking of tobacco products, onset of diabetes, large intake of alcohol, pancreatitis, (possibly) obesity, ABO blood typing status, and even infections such […]

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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