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Author Archives: pancreatica

Abraxane and Gemcitabine for Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

One of our favorite pancreatic cancer researchers, Dr. Daniel Von Hoff of TGen in Arizona – together with researchers from the Virginia G Piper Cancer Center – is reporting encouraging clinical trials results for those with advanced pancreatic cancer (ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas) treated with a combination of Abraxane plus gemcitabine. Neufachivife . This […]

Pancreatic cancer ‘time machine’ exposes plot twist in cell growth and invasion

Pancreatic cancer has one of the worst survival rates among cancers. Patients can expect as low as a 9% chance to live for at least five years after being diagnosed. Going back in time to observe how cells with key gene mutations interact and become invasive would help researchers better understand how the cancer starts and identify it sooner. […]

New treatment shows promise in treating pancreas cancer

 Treatment with Lutathera – Study shows promise – A new study published in The Journal of Nuclear Medicine shows long-term effectiveness by PRRT in treating malignant neuroendocrine tumors. The study looked at 44 cases with a median overall survival of 79 months. But with PRRT, 32% of the patients were still alive more than 12 years […]