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Fluorouracil vs gemcitabine chemotherapy before and after fluorouracil-based chemoradiation following resection of pancreatic adenocarcinoma: a randomized controlled trial.
CONTEXT Among patients with locally advanced metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma, gemcitabine has been shown to improve outcomes compared with fluorouracil. OBJECTIVE To determine if the additionExpand
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Phase II trial of neoadjuvant/adjuvant imatinib mesylate (IM) for advanced primary and metastatic/recurrent operable gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST): Early results of RTOG 0132/ACRIN 6665
Therapy for gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) has changed significantly with the use of imatinib mesylate (IM). Despite the success of this drug in metastatic GIST, disease progression remains aExpand
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Postresection CA 19-9 predicts overall survival in patients with pancreatic cancer treated with adjuvant chemoradiation: a prospective validation by RTOG 9704.
PURPOSE CA 19-9 is an important tumor marker in patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma. A secondary end point of Radiation Therapy Oncology Group trial 9704 was prospective evaluation of the abilityExpand
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Pancreatic adenocarcinoma, version 2.2014: featured updates to the NCCN guidelines.
The NCCN Guidelines for Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma discuss the diagnosis and management of adenocarcinomas of the exocrine pancreas and are intended to assist with clinical decision-making. These NCCNExpand
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Preoperative Modified FOLFIRINOX Treatment Followed by Capecitabine-Based Chemoradiation for Borderline Resectable Pancreatic Cancer: Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology Trial A021101.
IMPORTANCE Although consensus statements support the preoperative treatment of borderline resectable pancreatic cancer, no prospective, quality-controlled, multicenter studies of this strategy haveExpand
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Isolation and characterization of circulating tumor cells in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer.
PURPOSE Development of targeted therapeutic agents in colorectal cancer (CRC) is impeded by the lack of a noninvasive surrogate of drug effect. This pilot study evaluated the ability ofExpand
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Anal sphincter conservation for patients with adenocarcinoma of the distal rectum: long-term results of radiation therapy oncology group protocol 89-02.
PURPOSE To assess the outcome of a multi-institutional, national cooperative group study attempting functional preservation of the anorectum for patients with limited, distal rectal cancer. METHODSExpand
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Patients with early stage invasive cancer with close or positive margins treated with conservative surgery and radiation have an increased risk of breast recurrence that is delayed by adjuvant
PURPOSE The association between a positive resection margin and the risk of ipsilateral breast tumor recurrence (IBTR) after conservative surgery and radiation is controversial. The width of theExpand
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Frequent activation of AKT2 kinase in human pancreatic carcinomas
Activation of AKT/protein kinase B promotes a variety of biological activities important in tumorigenesis, such as cell survival and cell cycle progression. We previously demonstrated amplificationExpand
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Fibroblast Activation Protein and Its Relationship to Clinical Outcome in Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma
Objectives: Given the extensive desmoplastic response associated with pancreatic adenocarcinoma, we hypothesized that the stromal protein fibroblast activation protein (FAP) would be highly expressedExpand
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