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Category Archives: Pancreatic Cancer

New Use for a Bad Old Drug (Thalidomide)

Those of a certain age will remember the terrible congenital malformations fifty years on due to the prenatal use of thalidomide. Gradually in certain circumstances thalidomide use has made a cautious comeback in medicine – now including for pancreatic cancer. Chinese researchers from Shang Dong Tumor Hospital in Jinan, China have published an interesting Phase […]

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The Genetic Map of Pancreatic Cancer

Cancer is a disease that begins as a result of one or more mutations in the DNA of our cells. In the past, pancreatic cancer researchers typically concentrated on a limited number of mutations on perhaps four to eight known gene culprits. Now, a comprehensive listing of genetic mutations in cancer of the pancreas has […]

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Abraxane Plus Gemcitabine

One of our favorite pancreatic cancer researchers, Dr. Daniel Von Hoff of TGen in Arizona – together with researchers from the Virginia G Piper Cancer Center – is reporting encouraging clinical trials results for those with advanced pancreatic cancer treated with a combination of Abraxane plus gemcitabine. This MPACT (Metastatic Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma Clinical Trial) study […]

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