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Eighth AJCC TNM Staging Equalizes Distribution, Improves Prognostics of Pancreatic Cancer Stages

Eighth AJCC TNM Staging Equalizes Distribution, Improves Prognostics of Pancreatic Cancer Stages

In a comparison study with the seventh edition, updates in the eighth edition of the American Joint Committee on Cancer TNM staging resulted in a more equalized distribution across stages and modestly increased prognostic accuracy for nonmetastatic pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma.

Current Status and Dilemma of Second-line Treatment in Advanced Pancreatic Cancer: Is There a Silver Lining?

Current Status and Dilemma of Second-line Treatment in Advanced Pancreatic Cancer: Is There a Silver Lining?

[OncoTargets and Therapy] Although first-line therapy is effective, relapse is common; but many patients are good candidates for second-line therapy. This report reviews current published data on second-line therapies for advanced pancreatic cancer.

Breath Analysis May Be an Effective Diagnostic for Pancreatic Cancer

Breath Analysis May Be an Effective Diagnostic for Pancreatic Cancer

Seeking to determine if breath tests could be used to diagnose pancreatic cancer, researchers identified breath volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that may indicate presence of the disease.

Genetic Susceptibility to Pancreatic Cancer Linked to 6 Specific Gene Mutations

Genetic Susceptibility to Pancreatic Cancer Linked to 6 Specific Gene Mutations

Investigators conducted a case-control study of 3030 pancreatic cancer patients in an attempt to confirm which genes might render patients susceptible to pancreatic cancer.

Promising Phase 2 Results Lead to Fast Track Designation for Pancreatic Cancer Drug

Promising Phase 2 Results Lead to Fast Track Designation for Pancreatic Cancer Drug 

FDA Fast Track designation was supported by data from a Phase 2 study reviewing pamrevlumab in combination with gemcitabine and nab-paclitaxel.

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