Human pancreas contains receptors for estrogens and androgens as well as aromatase activity. FAM chemotherapy was administered to 14 patients with pancreatic cancer (seven at Stage IV). The median survival of these patients was 24.4 ± 4.8 weeks. FAM chemotherapy plus aminoglutethimide/hydrocortisone (AG/HC) (250 mg bid AG + 20 mg bid HC) was administered to 14 patients (seven at stage IV). The median survival of this group was 17.3 ± 2.9 weeks (P = 0.74 vs FAM alone). We conclude that addition of AG/HC does nor add to the survival of patients with carcinoma of the pancreas treated with chemotherapy.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||European Journal of Surgical Oncology|
|State||Published - Mar 23 1990|
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