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Category Archives: Pancreatic Cancer

Hedgehog Pathway Inhibition Slows Pancreatic Cancer Cell Growth

You may wonder what this has to do with pancreatic cancer (ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas), but please know that those of us who are old enough to remember once shivered and screamed in horror at the 1958 move, The Fly, whereby the protagonist ended up half human, half housefly (musca domestica).  This fear may […]

Scientific Framework for Pancreatic Cancer

In February of this year the U.S. National Cancer Institute published an important overview of the state of the science and medicine of pancreatic cancer.  We will comment on aspects of it from time to time in the future, but as it so comprehensive and precise, in a departure from our usual practice, we will […]

Electroporation for the Treatment of Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

Nilsson and colleagues from Uppsala University in Sweden in an interesting Phase I pilot study evaluated the irreversible electroporation procedure for the treatment of locally advanced (ostensibly unresectable) pancreatic cancer (ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas), publishing the results in the January 2014 issue of the journal, Anticancer Research. Cells are the fundamental unit of biological […]

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