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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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The Whipple Procedure in Elderly Patients with Pancreatic Cancer

One of the interesting aspects of the cutting edge of medicine and science as observed over the years is the pendulum swing as new discoveries are made and conclusions rendered, only later to become modified and placed in better context by further research. A case in point is the increasing trend of research results that […]

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