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Category Archives: Pancreatic Cancer

Overcoming Gemcitabine Resistance – Dasatinib

The drug agent gemcitabine has been the mainstay of the medical treatment of pancreatic cancer (ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas).  This assertion has perhaps been challenged by extensive 5-FU combinations in the past couple of years, but is still mostly held to be true by clinicians. The wide adoption of the use of gemcitabine since […]

America’s Finest City Half Marathon & 5K !

America’s Finest City Half Marathon & 5K in San Diego is just a month away! Who’s participating in this awesome event? Check it out here or if you can’t be a part of this one, sign up for one of the many others or even to dedicate-a-race! .

HIFU Therapy for Cancer of the Pancreas

Chinese researchers have utilized an innovative modality for the treatment of advanced pancreatic cancer  (ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas): High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (“HIFU”). This mode of therapy involves a manner of directing acoustic energy in a very directed fashion at the tumor itself.  HIFU is considered to be essentially a noninvasive procedure (or at least […]

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