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The study hypotheasis is that curcumin, a natural compound with a potent antiproliferative effect, can improve the efficacy of the standard chemotherapy gemcitabine in patients with advanced pancreatic cancer. That is why the patients are given a daily oral dose of 8 gr of curcumin along the chemotherapeutic protocol of weekly gemcitabine.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
locally advanced or metastatic adenocarcinoma of the pancreas