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Medical Reference Related to Pancreatic Cancer

  1. Pancreatic Cancer Overview

    WebMD explains pancreatic cancer, including types, statistics, and risk factors.

  2. Pancreatic Cancer Clinical Trials

    WebMD helps pancreatic cancer patients and their loved ones find a clinical trial that may offer a promising new treatment.

  3. Pancreatic Cancer

    Learn about pancreatic cancer from the experts at WebMD.

  4. Understanding Pancreatic Cancer -- the Basics

    Get the basic facts about pancreatic cancer.

  5. Understanding Pancreatic Cancer -- Diagnosis and Treatment

    Learn about the diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer.

  6. Understanding Pancreatic Cancer -- Symptoms

    A look at the symptoms of pancreatic cancer from the experts at WebMD.

  7. Whipple Procedure

    WebMD explains the Whipple surgical procedure for pancreatic cancer.

  8. Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors (Islet Cell Tumors) Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Changes to This Summary (01 / 18 / 2013)

    The PDQ cancer information summaries are reviewed regularly and updated as new information becomes available. This section describes the latest changes made to this summary as of the date above. Editorial changes were made to this summary.

  9. Pancreatic Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - nci_ncicdr0000062957-nci-header

    This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at or call 1-800-4-CANCER.Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

  10. Pancreatic Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Recurrent Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

    Treatment Options for Recurrent Pancreatic CancerTreatment options for recurrent pancreatic cancer include the following:Palliative therapy.Chemotherapy: fluorouracil [1] or gemcitabine.[2,3,4]Palliative therapyPalliative therapy for recurrent pancreatic cancer includes the following:Palliative surgical bypass procedures such as endoscopic or radiologically placed stents.[5,6]Palliative radiation procedures.Pain relief by celiac axis nerve or intrapleural block (percutaneous).[7]Other palliative medical care alone.ChemotherapyChemotherapy occasionally produces objective antitumor response, but the low percentage of significant responses and lack of survival advantage warrant use of therapies under evaluation.[8]Treatment Options Under Clinical Evaluation for Recurrent Pancreatic CancerTreatment options under clinical evaluation include the following:Phase I and II clinical trials evaluating pharmacologic modulation of fluorinated pyrimidines, new anticancer agents, or biological

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