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A diagnosis of pancreatic cancer forces the patient to face several challenges.
The article linked and excerpted below offers a delivery system that addresses two of the three issues above. I am a cancer survivor who lives in complete remission with the help of integrative therapies such as curcumin. Research and experience has taught me that patients facing aggressive cancers such as pancreatic cancer must utilize the full spectrum of evidence-based therapies be they conventional or non-conventional.
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“A team of researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital and MIT have developed an innovative new strategy for treating PC with an implantable mesh patch designed to deliver chemotherapy drugs directly to the cancer site…
A big challenge in treating PC comes from its location in the body, Ligorio explained. The pancreas is buried between the stomach and spine, and surrounded by tissue, organs and nerves. This makes pancreatic tumors both painful and difficult to remove by surgery, especially if they have spread into surrounding tissues…
If it is not possible to shrink the size of a pancreatic tumor to the size where surgical removal is possible, the prognosis for patients is grim. Only 8% of pancreatic cancer patients will survive for longer than five years without surgery…
In a study of laboratory models of PC, the researchers found this approach was 12 times more effective in reducing tumor size than traditional IV drug treatment…”