Dr. O'Reilly Discusses Advancements in Early-Stage Pancreatic Cancer

Eileen O'Reilly, MD
Published: Friday, Dec 15, 2017



Eileen O’Reilly, MD, associate director for clinical research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses advances for patients with early-stage pancreatic cancer.

The major change for patients with early-stage pancreatic cancer is the combination of cytotoxic chemotherapy in the adjuvant setting. Data from ESPAC-4 study demonstrated that the addition of capecitabine to gemcitabine had an improvement in overall survival with low toxicity.
 
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Eileen O’Reilly, MD, associate director for clinical research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses advances for patients with early-stage pancreatic cancer.

The major change for patients with early-stage pancreatic cancer is the combination of cytotoxic chemotherapy in the adjuvant setting. Data from ESPAC-4 study demonstrated that the addition of capecitabine to gemcitabine had an improvement in overall survival with low toxicity.
 



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