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Category Archives: Pancreatic Cancer

Gemzar for Post-Whipple Chemotherapy in Pancreatic Cancer?

The standard chemotherapy agent for adjuvant treatment of pancreatic cancer typically has been Fluorouracil (5-FU) based. But there have been other adjuvant agents and modalities for pancreatic cancer under study including gemcitabine, combined chemotherapy (multiple drug agents), and chemoradiation. On behalf of the German Study Group for Pancreatic Cancer (a branch of the German Cancer […]

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CT Measurements Predict Need for Venous Resection in Cancer of the Pancreas

The evaluation and diagnosis of pancreatic cancer is now largely initially accomplished through radiographic means, including CT scanning. This has produced changes in related areas such as the staging of pancreatic cancer, and the evaluation for potential resection.  Depending on tumor extension, as a part of the Whipple, the surgeon may need to surgically resect […]

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Does Aspirin Prevent Cancer of the Pancreas? High dose vs. Low Dose Intake

The possible cancer protective effects (including on pancreatic cancer) of aspirin and related drugs have been actively studied for the past twenty-five years or so. The initial work was noted and especially explored in colon cancer.  There is conflicting research but the chemopreventive outcome of long-term aspirin use on cancer seems reasonably likely in colorectal […]

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