Initial experience combining cyclooxygenase-2 inhibition with chemoradiation for locally advanced pancreatic cancer.

Pancreatic cancer is a lethal disease that is resistant to chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Gemcitabine has recently been shown to be an improvement over 5-fluorouracil in patients with advanced disease. It is also a potent radiosensitizer, which has led to the investigation of gemcitabine with concurrent radiotherapy. However, preliminary results indicate… CONTINUE READING