New Treatment Found For Pancreatic Cancer

by Medindia Content Team on  December 7, 2005 at 3:45 PM Cancer News
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New Treatment Found For Pancreatic Cancer
A new treatment has been discovered for pancreatic cancer by researchers belonging to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, according to the Annals of Surgical Oncology. As many as half the patients who were studied responded to the therapy which is reported to be a very high figure. The therapy contributes towards reducing the size of the tumors in addition to reducing the risk of the disease recurring. Reducing the size of the tumor helps people to undergo surgery who were formerly categorized as inoperable. As there are very few symptoms in the case of pancreatic cancer, early detection is very difficult. Removing the entire tumor is the only way to treat the disease. The treatment developed by oncologist J. Marc Pipas reduces the size of the tumor by administering radiation and chemotherapy first, after which it can be surgically be removed. As many as 50% of the tumors had shrunk as a result of the treatment. In the case of one patient who was considered inoperable, the tumor had disappeared altogether. As many as 24 patients were treated in the Norris Cotton Cancer Center trial with a high dosage of chemotherapy of gemcitabine and docetaxel followed by a combination of gemcitabine and radiation. Half the tumors shrank after the treatment, according to reports, and in the case of one patient, the tumor disappeared altogether. Seventeen of the patients who were studied, later underwent an operation. No local progression or recurrence were reported among the patients who were treated. (ANI)


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Kapil81 Wednesday, November 16, 2011

I have an uncle diagnosed with CA pancreas which is locally advanced with local lymph node involvement. Age is 65 yrs. he is now having pressure symptoms of the tumour such as obstructive jaundice and ascitis. Metallic stent was put last month and now bilirubin level has come down from 13 to 4. CA 19.9 is 0. Other tests like hb,proteins were low but have started to come up with intravenous infusions. His overall health though is weak.

guest Friday, February 22, 2008

Sir,my father(54)is suffering from pancreatic cancer.He had a PTBD procedure done 10days ago n responded to the treatment,but his weight is very less(35kg)n the hb stands at 8.5.The doctors here say that it is a hopeless case. But still i have a hope as the tumor is localised.However his CA19.9 reveals a count of 20,000 but TLC has fallen from 37000 to 17000.Please suggest treatment for him in India/abroad as soon as possible.Please respond at the earliest we r running short of time.

rahul29 Tuesday, September 6, 2011

koi bat nai papa ko apricot seed khilao per mai sure nai hun aap internet se dekh lena fir dena ok

guest Sunday, November 4, 2007

sir, my father is suffering from pancreatic cancer mets liver.he has been on chemo for a year. we have tried avastin, FU, Leuko, Gemcite,Irinotecan,Oxaliplatin,carboplatin. we are now trying xeloda as an option. can be please suggest any other line of treatmant or any oncologist in india who you think is suitable to cure him. please help. we are short of time. the size of the tumors is huge and thus is inoperable. he has severe back pain and stomache. kindly help

guest Wednesday, November 8, 2006

Dear Sir, I need your help & guidance. My MOTHER, who is 46 years old has been SUFFERING WITH Pancreatic cancer. She has sever pain in her stomach & back. doctors of SGPGI & TMC declares that it is 3rd stage of cancer. Can you please tell us where can we get her treated (india / abroad). What is the right kind of treatment for her? Any recommendations of doctor/place where we should take her. Please respond at the earliest. We are short of time .

guest Monday, September 25, 2006

Dear Sir, I need your help & guidance. My sister, who is 27 years old has been detected of Pancreatic cancer. She has sever pain in her stomach & back. We have been told that the cancer has been active in her body for over 2 years now but was not detected. Can you please tell us where can we get her treated (india / abroad). What is the right kind of treatment for her? Any recommendations of doctor/place where we should take her. Please respond at the earliest. We are short of time .

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