Minimally Invasive Surgery

July 27th, 2014 @

I love research studies especially when the result has a solid outcome that benefits my patients. A recent retrospective study conducted at John Hopkins Hospital took a look at how often hospitals use minimally invasive surgery. The discovery was pretty interesting. Minimally invasive surgery or laparoscopic surgery can be used to treat many conditions. In … Read More »

An Aspirin a Day Keeps Pancreatic Cancer Away

July 2nd, 2014 @

 Here’s a bit of good news for those who are taking a daily low dose of aspirin for the prevention of heart attacks.  It seems that a low dose of 75 to 325 mg of aspirin per day can cut the risk of pancreatic cancer by almost half.  In a recent study published in  Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers … Read More »

Enhancing an Immunogenic Response in Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma

July 2nd, 2014 @

Managing patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma is challenging. This type of malignancy invades early in its course and metastasizes rapidly.  It is important that patients who are resectable, benefit from a surgical course of treatment in a multidisciplinary manner. A recent (conducted between 2008-2012) clinical trial conducted be Lei Zheng, MD, PhD, assistant professor of … Read More »