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Category Archives: Pancreatic Cancer Surgical Treatment

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 […]

Gemzar for Post-Whipple Procedure Chemotherapy in Pancreatic Cancer?

The standard chemotherapy agent for adjuvant treatment of pancreatic cancer (ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas) has typically 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 […]

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