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Category Archives: Pancreatic Cancer

Australian-led Methods Toward Relevant Sub-types of Pancreatic Cancer

Two interesting studies with different methods and results have been published this year by international teams as led by Australian researchers with the aim of trying to establish key sub-types of pancreatic cancer (ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas) to aid in improved understanding, management and treatment of patients with pancreatic cancer. The more extensive study […]

Tumor Scrubbing Bubbles in Pancreatic Cancer

We all agree that pancreatic cancer (ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas) patients need more effective treatments. Towards that goal, much research time, money and effort go into the new treatment pipeline where only a tiny fraction will emerge with approval for pancreatic cancer, up to a decade later. I’ve advocated that today’s patients need something […]

Modified Irinotecan for Multi-drug Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer – an Update

More than a year ago (10/22/15), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a modified form of the FOLFIRINOX regimen as a second line treatment for patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer (ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas) whose gemcitabine-based therapy had failed.  We reported this development Here. The modified FDA-approved regimen was different from the “standard” […]

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