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Dr. Gabriela Chiorean Reports from ASCO 2013

Dr. Gabriela Chiorean Reports from ASCO 2013

Dr. Gabriela Chiorean, a GI medical oncologist, talks with Patient Power about two new therapies for pancreatic cancer patients. The first, a new combination therapy, abraxane plus gemcitabine, is now considered the gold standard for treating patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer. The second is a promising vaccine for pancreatic cancer, called HyperAcute Pancreas, that is aimed at early stage pancreatic cancer patients.

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