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Category Archives: Pancreatic Cancer

Other Reasons Not to Smoke

It’s thought that about 30-40% of cases of pancreatic cancer may be attributable to smoking tobacco.   Now comes more research about additional possible bad effects of smoking.   Brand and colleagues from the University of Michigan recently published a study in the American Journal of Gastroenterology that showed that alcohol and tobacco use ~ in […]

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RIP Bonnie Franklin – succumbs to pancreatic cancer

Bonnie Gail Franklin passed on today at age 69 due to pancreatic cancer.  To those of a certain age (this author included) Ms. Franklin will always be associated with Ann Romano, her role as the divorced mother of two in the sitcom “One Day at a Time” on CBS from December 1995 until 1984.  This […]

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Capecitabine Instead of Gemcitabine in Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer ?

Overshadowed perhaps by the positive results of Von Hoff and colleagues’ research on Abraxane plus gemcitabine for advanced pancreatic cancer, an interesting study on the treatment of LOCALLY ADVANCED pancreatic cancer was presented at the recent ASCO Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium in San Francisco late January.   In locally advanced cancer of the pancreas the treatment […]

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