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MicroRNA plus CA19-9 as a Diagnostic Marker for Pancreatic Cancer?

The search for a screening or diagnostic marker in pancreatic cancer is paramount. If the disease could be found earlier, it is likely that serious inroads could be made into improved survival advantage for patients. Wang and associates at Fudan University in Shanghai, China published an intriguing article in April’s edition of the Journal of […]

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More Abraxane in Combination with Gemcitabine for Pancreatic Cancer

Two studies have been published on April 1, 2013 about the efficacy of the combination drug regimen of nab-Paclitaxel (Abraxane) plus gemcitabine.  These follow closely the earlier results of the international study of 861 patients with advanced pancreatic cancer who appeared to have gained survival advantage as presented by Dr. Daniel Von Hoff and colleagues […]

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Oral thymidylate synthase inhibitor as an Oral Alternative to Gemcitabine?

Especially researchers in Japan have been studying the outcomes of the orally administered drug known as S-1 in the treatment of pancreatic cancer. S-1 is a fluorouracil drug agent (similar to 5FU – fluorouracil), which like 5-FU, functions as an inhibitor of thymidylate synthase. S-1 is comprised of three components: tegafur (a prodrug of 5-fluorouracil), […]

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