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Pancreatic Neoplasms: HELP
Articles by Peter G. Harper
Based on 3 articles published since 2009
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Between 2009 and 2019, P. Harper wrote the following 3 articles about Pancreatic Neoplasms.
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1 Review Pancreatic cancer treatment and research: an international expert panel discussion. 2011

Tempero, M A / Berlin, J / Ducreux, M / Haller, D / Harper, P / Khayat, D / Schmoll, H-J / Sobrero, A / Van Cutsem, E. ·Division of Hematology/Oncology, University of California San Francisco Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, San Francisco, California 94115, USA. mtempero@medicine.ucsf.edu ·Ann Oncol · Pubmed #21199884.

ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Pancreatic cancer has proven extremely challenging to treat. A collaborative effort is needed to advance research and improve treatment. An expert conference was conducted to elicit perspectives regarding the current treatment and future research of pancreatic cancer. METHODS: The conference comprised an international panel of experts representing five European countries and the United States. RESULTS: Adjuvant radiotherapy is used more frequently in the United States than in Europe. In locally advanced disease, there is now more emphasis on early chemotherapy in both Europe and the United States. In metastatic disease, combination chemotherapy is commonly used in Europe and the United States. This varies by country. Advancing pancreatic research will require improving biorepositories and developing a roadmap to prioritize therapeutic targets in different models. Small randomized phase II trials of both non-selected and enriched patient populations will help identify activity of new agents. Phase III trials should only be initiated in appropriate patients based on strong clinical and biological signals. Developing drugs in the adjuvant setting may be preferable to eliminate some of the challenges of drug development in the advanced disease setting. CONCLUSION: Progress in research combined with encouraging improvements from the past offer hope for the future of pancreatic cancer patients.

2 Clinical Trial Phase III randomized comparison of gemcitabine versus gemcitabine plus capecitabine in patients with advanced pancreatic cancer. 2009

Cunningham, David / Chau, Ian / Stocken, Deborah D / Valle, Juan W / Smith, David / Steward, William / Harper, Peter G / Dunn, Janet / Tudur-Smith, Catrin / West, Julia / Falk, Stephen / Crellin, Adrian / Adab, Fawzi / Thompson, Joyce / Leonard, Pauline / Ostrowski, Joe / Eatock, Martin / Scheithauer, Werner / Herrmann, Richard / Neoptolemos, John P. ·Royal Marsden National HealthService (NHS) Foundation Trust, London and Surrey, United Kingdom. david.cunningham@rmh.nhs.uk ·J Clin Oncol · Pubmed #19858379.

ABSTRACT: PURPOSE: Both gemcitabine (GEM) and fluoropyrimidines are valuable treatment for advanced pancreatic cancer. This open-label study was designed to compare the overall survival (OS) of patients randomly assigned to GEM alone or GEM plus capecitabine (GEM-CAP). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with previously untreated histologically or cytologically proven locally advanced or metastatic carcinoma of the pancreas with a performance status On the basis of our trial and the meta-analysis, GEM-CAP should be considered as one of the standard first-line options in locally advanced and metastatic pancreatic cancer.

3 Article Survival in patients with malignancy and venous thromboembolism by tumour subtype and thrombus location. 2012

Prestidge, T / Lee, S / Harper, P / Young, L / Ockelford, P. ·Thrombosis Unit, Department of Haematology, Auckland City Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand. timothypresto@yahoo.com ·Intern Med J · Pubmed #21118408.

ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Although the association between malignancy and venous thromboembolism (VTE) is firmly established, less is known about the survival following VTE among different malignant subtypes. AIMS: We sought to estimate survival from first VTE in consecutive patients with known malignancy receiving extended low molecular weight heparin therapy. METHODS: Five hundred and fifty-nine consecutive patients presenting to the Thrombosis Unit Registry at Auckland City Hospital between January 1997 and October 2006 were observed. Events were confirmed by standard imaging procedures. The diagnosis date and site of VTE as well as the type of malignancy were recorded. RESULTS: Mean follow up was 21.4 months. Overall median survival from VTE was 13.5 months. Six-month, one-, two- and five-year survivals were 64%, 53%, 43% and 33% respectively. Survival was longest for haematological malignancy at 44.4 months, followed by prostate, bowel, breast (metastatic breast), lung and pancreatic malignancy at 29.4, 27.4, 15.5 (6.2), 2.4 and 1.9 months respectively. Median survival varied with thrombotic location from 31.1 months for upper limb/jugular deep vein thrombosis reducing to only 10.1 months for iliocaval/abdominal deep vein thrombosis, but this did not reach statistical significance. Survival from cancer diagnosis was also determined. DISCUSSION: The 1-year 53% survival in cancer patients with VTE treated using extended low molecular weight heparin is longer than that reported from large registry and population studies in which specific patient information and therapeutic regimens are unknown. Survival is critically determined by tumour type and correlates with tumour stage in women with breast cancer. There is also a trend towards differing survival by thrombus location.