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Two Drugs Now Approved to Treat Pancreatic Cancers

Aschenbrenner, Diane S. MS, RN

AJN, American Journal of Nursing: September 2011 - Volume 111 - Issue 9 - p 23
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000405056.46195.85
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* Two kinase inhibitors, sunitnib (Sutent) and everolimus (Afinitor), may now be used to treat pancreatic tumors that can't be removed by surgery or that have spread.

Diane S. Aschenbrenner is the course coordinator for undergraduate pharmacology at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing in Baltimore, MD. She also coordinates Drug Watch: dianea@son.jhmi.edu.

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