Pancreatic Cancer

Posted in: Cancer- Mar 25, 2012 No Comments
  1. Chemotherapy options: evolving and improving in advanced pancreatic cancer (eg, FOLFIRINOX)
  2. Combination chemotherapy and multimodality therapy for earlier stages of disease (locally advanced, resectable) need to be clarified
  3. “Targeted” therapeutic agents have been disappointing for a variety of clinical and biologic reasons, but promising new drugs are on the horizon
  • Particular interest in tumor-related stromal microenvironment
  1. Can we “tailor” therapy according to host and tumor molecular characteristics?
  • Molecular profiling; requires adequate tumor tissue!

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