Hope on the Horizon for Pancreatic Cancer Patients

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Clinical Trial: http://1.usa.gov/PncreasCncr Milind Javle, M.D., associate professor in the Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center, is offering hope for those faced with pancreatic cancer. Javle is leading a new clinical trial which targets the rapid growth of pancreatic cancer cells. This trial is testing the standard treatment with a new antibody that has shown promising results in the laboratory. Javle says it is believed that every pancreatic...

Dr. Gordon Dewald Discusses Mayo Clinic Proceedings Study (September 2009) on FISH to Visualize Genetic Abnormalities in Pancreatic Cancer Cells

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Dr. Gordon DeWald, professor emeritus in laboratory medicine and laboratory genetics at Mayo Clinic, provides an overview of his study published in the September issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings (available at http://tinyurl.com/mcce2t ), with coauthors listed below plus Anne Wiktor and Gloria Petersen, on the use of FISH (Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization) to visualize genetic abnormalities characteristic of pancreatic cancer. Mayo Clinic Proceedings: www.mayoclinicproceedings.com