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Cocktail of Chemotherapy Drugs Improves Survival with Pancreatic Cancer, Nancy University Study



5/12/2011 6:51:10 AM

A cocktail of four chemotherapy drugs improves average survival by more than 60% in people with pancreatic cancer, French researchers reported Wednesday. The drugs had a variety of side effects, but did not impair the quality of life for the survivors. Because survival is so poor with the disease, many patients are happy to accept the side effects of the drug to gain a few months of life. Pancreatic cancer, which strikes 43,000 Americans annually, killing 36,800 of them, is one of the most deadly forms of cancer. It is the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the U.S., even though it accounts for only about 2.5% of all cancer cases. Fewer than 6% of victims survive for five years.

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