Dr. Philip Philip on Choosing the Right Treatment for Advanced Pancreatic Cancer Patients

November 25, 2015

Philip Philip, MD, PhD, professor of oncology at Karmanos Cancer Center, Wayne State University School of Medicine, on treatment options for patients with advanced pancreatic cancer.

Philip Philip, MD, PhD, professor of oncology at Karmanos Cancer Center, Wayne State University School of Medicine, on treatment options for patients with advanced pancreatic cancer. Philip says treating a patient with advanced pancreatic cancer as soon as the diagnosis is made is usually the best option and not waiting for a later date to try "better" treatments.

Philip adds that while some patients will do well on different treatments, some will never be able to tolerate a combination therapy. He adds that the two biggest treatments for advanced pancreatic cancer are a combinaiton of gemcitabine and paclitaxel, as well as the folfirinox regiment.