A combination treatment of intensive chemotherapy and radiation therapy, as well as the blood pressure drug losartan enables many previously inoperable pancreatic cancer tumors to be removed. The work was done at Massachusetts General Hospital and will expand to more institutions in an expanded study.
Using the combo therapy allowed 34 of the 49 participants to go on to have their tumors surgically removed, the team reported May 30 in JAMA Oncology.
And in 30 (61%) of the patients, surgery (“resection”) removed all evidence of cancer around the tumor.
The treatment protocol also significantly improved survival rates, the research team said.
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