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Novel Protocol Improves Pancreatic Cancer Outcomes

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Locally advanced pancreatic cancer (LAPC) — a tumor that, while still confined to the pancreas, involves major abdominal blood vessels — is one of the worst forms of an already deadly tumor, as it cannot be removed surgically.

Now a Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Cancer Center clinical trial of a treatment protocol combining intensive chemotherapy and radiation with the blood-pressure drug losartan has produced unprecedented results, allowing complete removal of the tumor in 61 percent of participants and significantly improving survival rates. Read more . . .


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