A total of 55 patients with inoperable pancreatic cancer were enrolled in this controlled, observational study. Twenty-three patients chose gemcitabine-based chemotherapy, and 32 chose enzyme treatment that consisted of pancreatic enzymes, nutritional supplements, detoxification, and an organic diet. The two groups had no significant differences in quality of life or pathology at enrollment. At the 1-year time point, researchers observed an increase in overall survival and better quality of life in patients who chose gemcitabine-based chemotherapy compared with those in the PE group.
Radiation Treatment Symptoms
A total of 69 patients were enrolled in this randomized controlled trial to see if PEs could treat the side effects associated with head and neck radiation, such as mouth ulcers and inflammation. Although PEs were well tolerated, there was no difference among those who took the enzymes, the placebo, or those who did not receive anything while undergoing radiation. In addition, radiation side effects started earlier in the PE group.