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Category Archives: Pancreatic Cancer Surgical Treatment

Is CA125 a Better Marker than CA 19-9 for Resectability in Cancer of the Pancreas ?

Color this finding: curious (and consequently interesting). Chinese researchers in Shanghai including Yu and colleagues at Fudan University published recent research findings in the December issue of the Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, the official periodical of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract.  They reviewed the results of a number of potential serum tumor […]

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Prolonged Duration of Neoadjuvant Treatment May Confer Big Benefits in Cancer of the Pancreas

The move away from surgical diagnosis to radiographic criteria in many and now even most efforts at the staging of cancer of the pancreas carries a number of somewhat unspoken but profound consequences, one being efforts to find ways to downstage the diagnosis so as to profitably utilize surgery in locally advanced and borderline resectable […]

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FOLFIRINOX as Neoadjuvant Therapy for Cancer of the Pancreas

The idea behind treating surgically unresectable and borderline resectable pancreatic cancer with chemotherapy or chemoradiation is that some minority of cases will thereupon improve to the point of now being deemed amenable to surgery, with its typically more favorable outcome.  This is generally the point then of so-called neoadjuvant therapy. As the 5-FU based four-drug […]

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