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Category Archives: Pancreatic Cancer

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” […]

Inexpensive Urine Protein Array for the Early Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

At one point several years back, we at Pancreatica looked at the number of studies in pancreatic cancer (ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas) that dealt with early detection versus those aimed at treatment. We found that less than 3% were aimed at the detection of pancreatic cancer. This rate has since increased, but when interesting […]

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