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Demcizumab in combination with Abraxane (paclitaxel protein-bound particles for injectable suspension) (albumin bound) +gemcitabine fails Phase II trial for metastatic pancreatic cancer.- OncoMed Pharma

OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. reported top-line results from the company's Phase II YOSEMITE clinical trial of demcizumab (anti-DLL4, OMP-21M18) in combination...

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NICE in final guidance rejects Onivyde (nanoliposomal encapsulated irinotecan) in combination with chemotherapy as a cost effective treatment for metastatic pancreatic cancer.- Shire plc.

-The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published final guidance rejecting Onivyde (nanoliposomal encapsulated irinotecan) from Shire plc, in...

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Breakthrough Cancer Pain Learning Zone

Invitation to watch the online broadcast of the BeCOn OWN event 'Shifting paradigms in BTcP management' on June 16 2017.

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Oral Anticoagulation Reversal

Experts discuss the use of non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants in the treatment and prevention of stroke, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism in atrial fibrillation patients

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Guidelines

Cancer of the Pancreas: ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines

A recent study within Europe reports that pancreatic cancer is the fourth most fatal cancer in men after lung, colorectal,...

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The management of locally advanced pancreatic cancer: European Society of Digestive Oncology (ESDO) expert discussion and recommendations from the 14th ESMO/ World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer, Barcelona

This article focuses on the management of locally advanced pancreatic cancer and summarizes the expert discussion, which was organized by...

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Neuroendocrine gastro-entero-pancreatic tumors: ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up

The ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) are intended to provide the user with a set of recommendations for the best...

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Journal articles

The role of BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations in prostate, pancreatic and stomach cancers.

The association of germline mutations in the breast cancer susceptibility gene 1 (BRCA1) and the breast cancer susceptibility gene 2 (BRCA2) with the development of breast and ovarian...

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2011 update on pancreas transplantation: comprehensive trend analysis of 25,000 cases followed up over the course of twenty-four years at the International Pancreas Transplant Registry (IPTR).

This study aimed to analyze the outcome of pancreas and pancreas-kidney transplantations based on the comprehensive follow-up data reported to the International Pancreas Transplant Registry 

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A randomized, placebo-controlled phase III trial of masitinib plus gemcitabine in the treatment of advanced pancreatic cancer.

BACKGROUND: Masitinib is a selective oral tyrosine-kinase inhibitor. The efficacy and safety of masitinib combined with gemcitabine was compared against...

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Fiona Holland

Fiona worked in the fitness and wellness industry in the US for 13 years, supporting behaviour change in a variety of settings. Fiona’s research interests lie broadly within health and wellbeing. She is particularly interested in qualitative methodologies in the areas of body image ... Read more

What to say and do when someone has cancer

Ahead of World Cancer Day on Saturday (February 4), Fiona Holland, Psychology Lecturer, discusses what to say and what not to say to someone with cancer.