Pancreatic Cancer

New treatments for pancreatic cancer

FOLFIRINOX was more effective than gemcitabine in increasing survival and delaying disease progression in metastatic pancreatic cancer, plus new indications for everolimus and sunitinib.

“Distress thermometer” screening tool can improve outcomes in patients with pancreatic cancer

Patients with pancreatic cancer frequently experience high levels of anxiety and distress, in part because the disease carries a poor prognosis, necessitating frequent clinic visits. To help identify and characterize patient distress, the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan, has utilized a distress thermometer (DT) screening tool at each clinic visit since 2005, according to a presentation at the Oncology Nursing Society 36th Annual Congress.

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