Dr Michael Pishvaian Comments on the Use of PARP Inhibition in the Management of Pancreatic Cancer

Episode 10 · June 16th, 2020 · 15 mins 13 secs

About this Episode

Is it worthwhile to treat pancreatic cancer? Dr Michael Pishvaian from Johns Hopkins University discusses the use of the PARP inhibitor olaparib and other new developments in the disease.

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