Letters

Fatty acids for treating pancreatic cancer

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6953.544 (Published 20 August 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:544
  1. S J Wigmore,
  2. J S Falconer,
  3. K C H Fearon
  1. Department of Surgery, University of Edinburgh, Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh EH3 9YW.

    EDITOR, - John R Petrie has expressed his concern over the overstatement by the Times of the therapeutic role of essential fatty acids in the treatment of pancreatic cancer. Although we share his opinion, we would like to make it clear that they do have a potential role in the treatment of advanced pancreatic cancer based on sound scientific evidence. The interest in both gammalinolenic acid and …

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