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Woman with Both Breast and Pancreatic Cancer: Finding an Achilles Heel
By Robert A. Nagourney, MD
With the rapid rise of cancer, medical oncologists sometimes find themselves treating family members, friends or neighbors. In 2008, the mother of one of my son's classmates presented with locally advanced breast cancer. We treated her...
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...
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...

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