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Aspirin Use Found to Prevent Cholangiocarcinoma

Aspirin Use Found to Prevent Cholangiocarcinoma

Aspirin's anti-inflammatory action is protective against another aggressive cancer: cholangiocarcinoma. Furthermore, it is beneficial regardless of daily use or dose.

Metastatic Ability May Precede Tumor Formation in Pancreatic Cancer

Metastatic Ability May Precede Tumor Formation in Pancreatic Cancer

Metastatic capabilities of pancreatic cancer might arise before tumors even form. Metastasis and advanced stage of disease at diagnosis are attributed to low survival rates for pancreatic cancer.

Gene Activity Predicts Patient Response to Inhibitor Treatment for Stomach Cancer

Measurements of copies of a single gene circulating in the bloodstream allowed scientists to identify patients with stomach cancer who were most likely to respond to treatment.

Novel Approach Uses Ultrasound to Enhance Efficacy of Chemotherapy in Pancreatic Cancer

Novel Approach Uses Ultrasound to Enhance Efficacy of Chemotherapy in Pancreatic Cancer

Combining a laboratory ultrasound technique called sonoporation with the commercially available chemotherapy compound gemcitabine increases the porosity of pancreatic cells with microbubbles and helps get the drug into cancer cells.

Chemotherapy and Radiation Prior to Surgery Improves Outcomes in Patients With Pancreatic Cancer

Chemotherapy and Radiation Prior to Surgery Improves Outcomes in Patients With Pancreatic Cancer

Despite the increased risk, patients whose pancreatic cancer tumor has grown to encompass critical blood vessels can be candidates for surgery. Data on efforts to fine-tune a protocol for these patients were presented at the SSAT 57th Annual Meeting.

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