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Pancreatic Neoplasms (Pancreatic Cancer) Summary

Description: Tumors or cancer of the PANCREAS. Depending on the types of ISLET CELLS present in the tumors, various hormones can be secreted: GLUCAGON from PANCREATIC ALPHA CELLS; INSULIN from PANCREATIC BETA CELLS; and SOMATOSTATIN from the SOMATOSTATIN-SECRETING CELLS. Most are malignant except the insulin-producing tumors (INSULINOMA).

Also Known As: Pancreatic Cancer; Cancer of the Pancreas; Neoplasm, Pancreatic; Pancreas Cancer; Neoplasms, Pancreatic Show All >>

Networked: 14138 relevant articles (1033 outcomes, 3264 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Pancreatic Neoplasms

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. gemcitabine : 349 outcomes 783 studies in 2171 results : FDA 7
  2. Fluorouracil (Carac) : 70 outcomes 184 studies in 492 results : FDA 33 Generic
  3. erlotinib (CP 358,774) : 38 outcomes 72 studies in 203 results : FDA 1
  4. oxaliplatin (Eloxatin) : 26 outcomes 55 studies in 122 results : FDA 14 Generic
  5. Cisplatin (Platino) : 19 outcomes 70 studies in 198 results : FDA 6 Generic
  6. Leucovorin (Folinic Acid) : 19 outcomes 58 studies in 112 results : FDA 6
  7. Biological Markers (Surrogate Marker) : 18 outcomes 78 studies in 393 results : IBA
  8. capecitabine (Xeloda) : 17 outcomes 64 studies in 125 results : FDA 1
  9. irinotecan (Camptosar) : 17 outcomes 38 studies in 116 results : FDA 19 Generic
  10. Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGF Receptor) : 14 outcomes 36 studies in 220 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Pancreatic Neoplasms

  1. Neoplasms (Cancer)
  2. Neoplasm Metastasis (Metastasis)
  3. Pain (Aches)
  4. Adenocarcinoma
  5. Chronic Pancreatitis
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Key Therapies for Pancreatic Neoplasms

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  1. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 165 outcomes 300 studies in 1569 results
  2. Heterologous Transplantation (Xenotransplantation) : 51 outcomes 86 studies in 649 results
  3. Radiotherapy : 35 outcomes 110 studies in 468 results
  4. Pancreaticoduodenectomy : 16 outcomes 31 studies in 270 results
  5. Adjuvant Chemotherapy : 14 outcomes 34 studies in 116 results
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