Published in Cancer Weekly, December 11th, 2001
But in the vast majority of cases, surgery is not an option, forcing patients and their doctors to look to other, less-effective treatments - often involving radiation together with chemotherapy, or chemotherapy alone. Even with these therapies, nearly all pancreatic cancer patients show evidence that the cancer has spread throughout the body within months of diagnosis, making it one of the most deadly and difficult cancers to treat.
In 1996, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a more effective chemotherapy drug called...
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