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Chemoradiotherapy Showed No Survival Benefit Over Chemotherapy in Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

Researchers discovered no survival benefit of chemoradiotherapy over chemotherapy in treating locally advanced pancreatic cancer in the LAP01 Randomized Clinical Trial.

Barriers to Understanding Pancreatic Cancer Can Be Overcome With Improvements to Online Health Information

Barriers to Understanding Pancreatic Cancer Can Be Overcome With Improvements to Online Health Information

Available information on pancreatic cancer was written at too high a level and contained inaccuracies regarding alternative therapies, a recent study has shown.

Molecular profiling of a case of advanced pancreatic cancer identifies an active and tolerable combination of targeted therapy with backbone chemotherapy

[Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology] This research reviews the case history of a patient with stage IVB pancreatic adenocarcinoma initially treated with gemcitabine and erlotinib who stopped therapy after 3 months without achieving a response and was switched to a different and effective combination strategy.

New Mechanism to Target RAS Genes Identified

New Mechanism to Target RAS Genes Identified

A small molecule that inhibits RAS protein interactions offers hope for targeting this elusive protein. It is one of the most sought-after cancer targets for drug developers, but the mutant RAS protein lacks drug-binding pockets.

Regular Aspirin Use May Protect Against Bile Duct Cancer

Regular Aspirin Use May Protect Against Bile Duct Cancer

People who took aspirin on a regular basis were three times less likely to develop the disease.

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