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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 […]

Eat the Beet (for pancreatic cancer)

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. I think that the following study must fit into one or more of these categories ! Nishino and colleagues of the College of Pharmacy and […]

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 (for ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas) to improve survival has been in place based on the classic August, 1985 study by the (U.S.) Gastrointestinal Tumor Study Group under Kalser and Ellenberg published in the Archives of Surgery. These findings appear to […]

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