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Category Archives: Pancreatic Cancer Surgical Treatment

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

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

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 […]

More Information in the Adjuvant Chemoradiation Controversy for Pancreatic Cancer

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 (ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas) surgery.  The chemotherapy alone arm of this trial (using […]

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