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What are some emerging therapies for treating pancreatic cancer?

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Dr. Alberto Sobrado answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Very little: This type of cancer is almost always discover late and despite all new technology no really advances have being made in this type of cancer. Dr sobrado.

Answered 2/8/2017

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Dr. Michael Thompson answered

Specializes in Hematology and Oncology

Research: Pancreas cancer is a tough cancer to cure. Recent treatments in addition to gemcitabine include abraxane, tarceva, (erlotinib) and a tough regimen called folfirinox in selected patients. Ongoing basic & clinical research is needed. See here: https://tgenfoundation.Org/netcommunity/page.Aspx?Pid=221 ...For one example of a serious research program based on science.

Answered 10/4/2016

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Dr. Debashish Bose answered

Specializes in General Surgery

Multiple: Currently several molecular targeting agents are under investigation, including inhibitors of a signal transduction pathway ("hedgehog"), vaccine therapies (johns hopkins), interferon-based treatment (virginia mason regimen). Cyberknife radiation treatments are under investigation as well. Most patients with pancreatic cancer should be treated in the setting of a clinical trial if available.

Answered 1/23/2015

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