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Category Archives: Pancreatic Cancer Surgical Treatment

Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer: Induction Chemo with Whipple + Vascular Targets

In a certain way, the initial treatment considerations for local and advanced pancreatic cancer are not as complex as those of locally advanced adenocarcinoma of the pancreas. Local cancer is typically treated with surgical resection – some version of the Whipple Procedure. And the treatment of advanced pancreatic cancer is generally some form of chemotherapy […]

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Electroporation for the Treatment of Locally Advanced Cancer of the Pancreas

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, publishing the results in the January 2014 issue of the journal, Anticancer Research. Cells are the fundamental unit of biological life. And we know that […]

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More Information in the Adjuvant Chemoradiation Controversy for Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma

The findings of the European Study Group for Pancreatic Cancer (ESPAC-1) clinical trial and championed by surgeon John Neoptolemos of Liverpool University more than a decade ago challenged the assumption that chemotherapy combined with radiation was a superior regimen after pancreatic cancer surgery.  The chemotherapy alone arm of this trial (using bolus 5-fluorouracil with folinic […]

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