I have personal experience with this, too. I had gemcitabine + cisplatin last year, with very good result. A few months after my RF ablation procedure, they put me on gemcitabine alone as "maintenance" therapy to try to keep from having a relapse. Well, the gemcitabine alone did not do the trick; the cancer came back.
You are right; gem + cisplatin seems to be emerging as the standard of care, (with some oncologists adding Tarceva, or Avastin or Xeloda, depending on the individual patient situation.)
Love your posts!
Violarob in Texas