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Category Archives: Pancreatic Cancer Surgical Treatment

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 […]

CT Measurements Predict Need for Venous Resection in Pancreatic Cancer

The evaluation and diagnosis of pancreatic cancer (ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas) is now largely initially accomplished through radiographic means, including CT scanning. This has produced changes in related areas such as the staging of pancreatic cancer, and the evaluation for potential resection.  Depending on tumor extension, as a part of the Whipple, the surgeon […]

Lymph Node Surgery for Neuroendocrine Tumors ?

Hawkins and colleagues at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri E-published an article on November 19, 2013 in the journal Annals of Surgery  which examined regional lymph node status and the medical disposition of 136 of their patients who had received surgery for pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors from 1994 through […]

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