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Choosing Therapy For Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer: What Are The Criteria?
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
Pancreatic cancer afflicts 53,000 patients each year in the U.S. and has overtaken breast cancer as the third leading cause of cancer death in the United States.    While newer chemotherapy combinations have had some impact, the gains have...
Hospice Nurse Confronts Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer:  Her Own
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer Survival With 53,000 new pancreatic cancers diagnosed each year and 41,000 deaths, pancreatic cancer...
Another Victory in Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
The battle against Stage IV pancreatic cancer is every bit as challenging as a hard fought military campaign. Not unlike our...
An Unexpected Ally In The Treatment For Pancreatic Cancer?
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
  A recent paper in Cancer Research examined the impact of Vitamin C exposure on the effects of radiation in pancreatic cancer....
Despite Genetic Probing, Pancreatic Cancer Survival Requires Phenomics
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) has allowed molecular biologists to probe the genomic landscape of different diseases. Under the...
Pancreatic Cancer Survival - Reasons To Be Optimistic
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
Pancreatic cancer constitutes only 3% of cancer diagnoses yet it is the 4th leading cause of cancer death in women and the...
Why Do Cancer Surgeons Cure More Patients Than Medical Oncologists?
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
Surgery remains the most curative form of cancer treatment. While the reasons for this are many, the most obvious being earlier...

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