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New Study Focuses On Supportive Oncology Care At Home

For some newly diagnosed patients with borderline resectable tumors or locally advanced disease, neoadjuvant therapy is proving to be a game-changer. One such neoadjuvant approach uses FOLFIRINOX, a combination of the drugs leucovorin, fluorouracil, irinotecan, and oxaliplatin. Preoperative treatment with this regimen shows the potential to improve the odds of an R0 resection, meaning no…

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Genetic Testing Can Help Those You Love

Dr. Fay Kastrinos, director of the Muzzi Mirza Pancreatic Cancer Prevention and Genetics Program at Columbia University Medical Center, explains the value of genetic testing for cancer prevention and treatment.

Pancreatic cancer survivor Judith Zitiello

Making a Risky Choice

Judith Zitiello’s pancreatic cancer was wrapped around the hepatic artery, but she chose the laparoscopic Whipple procedure instead of chemotherapy alone.

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