Topic: Gemcitabine and Pancreatic Cancer

Not CC related but found this very very interesting and since it concerns Gemcitabine thought it worth posting here. Maybe one day they will look at this with regards to CC.

Scientists discover new route to boost pancreatic cancer treatment.

http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-u … -treatment

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Re: Gemcitabine and Pancreatic Cancer

Hi Everyone,

My husband with the CUP diagnosis (90% sure it is bile duct cancer). Has been on folfox and oxilplatin ( 10 rounds). The doctor is suggesting that he go on a maintenance of folfox in the form of a pill. Has anyone ever done/heard of this?

Also, the needle and tubing fell out of his port in the middle of the night (he has a cartridge of chemo that runs during the night every other week). Chemo and blood leaked out - he complained that he felt that he thought it had loosened at 10:30pm. So, it leaked for about 5 hours before it totally came out and I turned the machine off. Ever happen to anyone? The office is saying that because he was re-connected the next day, that is the best they could do?

Comments, please! Thanks, Diana

Re: Gemcitabine and Pancreatic Cancer

Diana....is it possible that the physician spoke of maintenance therapy with Xeloda?
Regarding the missed dose of chemo - it happens often (not always in the same circumstances) but generally it is just picked up again at next cycle. 
Hugs,
Marion

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Re: Gemcitabine and Pancreatic Cancer

Diana....is it possible that the physician spoke of maintenance therapy with Xeloda?
Regarding the missed dose of chemo - it happens often (not always in the same circumstances) but generally it is just picked up again at next cycle. 
Hugs,
Marion

THIS INFORMATION IS NOT INTENDED NOR IMPLIED TO BE A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE. YOU SHOULD ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PROVIDER

Re: Gemcitabine and Pancreatic Cancer

Thanks, Marion. I will double check the maintenance therapy drug!