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Gemzar PLUS Xeloda for Cancer of the Pancreas

An earlier blog entry (February 14th) referenced a study by UK researchers that suggested the substitution of the drug-agent capecitabine (Xeloda) in place of gemcitabine for the treatment of locally advanced pancreatic cancer.  Now comes another study by different UK researchers who looked at coupling gemcitabine together with Xeloda for the treatment of advanced pancreatic […]

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Radiofrequency Ablation for Pancreatic Cancer Pain Control

Batistaki and fellow Greek colleagues at the University of Athens reviewed the clinical course of 35 patients who had received a procedure involving thermocoagulation of their splanchnic nerves via radiofrequency – for pain relief. These were patients who had advanced pancreatic cancer, and whose pain was refractory to conservative pain management.  In pre and post […]

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Ocimum Sanctum Leaves for Pancreatic Cancer Treatment?

In a study involving alternative therapy, researchers including SK Batra and colleagues from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center studied the effects on pancreatic cancer cells of ocimum sanctum, a traditional medicine from India known more commonly as “Holy Basil,” that has been in use for thousands […]

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