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Tag Archives: Pancreatic Cancer

The Whipple Procedure in Elderly Patients with Pancreatic Cancer

One of the interesting aspects of the cutting edge of medicine and science as observed over the years is the pendulum swing as new discoveries are made and conclusions rendered, only later to become modified and placed in better context by further research. A case in point is the increasing trend of research results that […]

Gemzar PLUS Xeloda for Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

An earlier blog entry (February 14th) referenced a study by UK researchers that suggested the substitution of the drug-agent capecitabine (Xeloda) in place of gemcitabine for the treatment of locally advanced pancreatic cancer (ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas).  Now comes another study by different UK researchers who looked at coupling gemcitabine together with Xeloda for […]

Radiofrequency Ablation for Pancreatic Cancer Pain Control

Batistaki and fellow Greek colleagues at the University of Athens reviewed the clinical course of 35 patients who had received a procedure involving thermocoagulation of their splanchnic nerves via radiofrequency – for pain relief related to pancreatic cancer (ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas). These were patients who had advanced pancreatic cancer, and whose pain was […]

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