Navigation Links
Pancreatic Cancer Surprisingly Slow to Arise: Study
Date:10/27/2010

rogression, the team estimated it takes an average of 11.7 years for the first cancer-causing mutation in a pancreatic cell to become a full-fledged cancer cell.

It then takes another 6.8 years, on average, for that cell to develop into a plum-sized cancerous tumor, after which at least one tumor cell develops the ability to spread to other organs. Once the cell spreads, patients die an average of two and a half years later.

"The science [in the study] is exquisite," said Dr. J. Leonard Lichtenfeld, deputy chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society in Atlanta. "The researchers were able to make the point that what we know as cancer is really the end stage of a very long process."

In its early stages, cancer of the pancreas -- the gland that aids digestion and helps control blood sugar levels -- causes vague symptoms or none at all. That's why people are typically diagnosed after the cancer has spread beyond the pancreas, and why the disease is often fatal. This year, pancreatic cancer will cause about 36,800 deaths, according to the U.S. National Cancer Institute.

Because people with pancreatic cancer typically die within a year of diagnosis, it may seem as if this form of cancer progresses rapidly, said Iacobuzio-Donahue.

"But what we've learned is that it is actually a long, slow process, and metastasis happens at the very end, within the final two to three years. Before that time, there is a tremendous window of opportunity for screening," she said. "We just have to modify our screening methods to better diagnose people at an earlier time point."

In the future, new imaging techniques and blood tests will offer hope for early detection, the study noted. And just as people have a colonoscopy when they turn 50, "perhaps they should have an endoscopy of their upper gastrointestinal organs that includes an ultrasound of the pancreas," said Iacobuzio-Donahue. Screenings for colon and breast cancers are based on age
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Surprise finding: Pancreatic cancers progress to lethal stage slowly
2. Revising the timeline for deadly pancreatic cancer
3. Rice, TMC team take aim at pancreatic cancer
4. UNC scientists receive grant to develop nanotechnology for pancreatic cancer diagnosis and treatment
5. Protein key to growth of pancreatic cancer
6. New investigational compound targets pancreatic cancer cells
7. Endoscopic ultrasound evaluation is associated with improved outcomes in pancreatic cancer patients
8. New combination effective against pancreatic cancer
9. Cysts hold clues to pancreatic cancer
10. Targeted immunotherapy shows promise for metastatic breast, pancreatic cancers
11. Response to preoperative therapy may predict survival in pancreatic cancer patients
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Pancreatic Cancer Surprisingly Slow to Arise: Study
(Date:9/30/2014)... (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 The ... reach USD 8,020.1 million by 2020, according to ... Growing demand for personalized medicine and theranostics, and ... are expected to be key factors driving market ... growing global base of geriatric population and chronic ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... During this online virtual event, ... health including achieving hormonal balance, relieving menopause symptoms, ... , The details of the ... 6-9, 2014, Location: Online Event, Registration: Complimentary , ... , Monday, October 6th, Steven F. Hotze, M.D., ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... Oxnard, CA (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 ... the Anacapa Dental Art Institute in Oxnard and Thousand ... Bangalore today and tomorrow to provide training on full ... previous dental work, placing implants, providing cosmetic dentistry, correcting ... Dr. Jivraj said. , Dr. Jivraj, who has traveled ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... Washington, DC (PRWEB) September ... **MEDIA ADVISORY** , ... Contact:    Anne Barnwell, 910.554.1505, abarnwell(at)hopeforthewarriors(dot)org ... Give Hope® Celebration , ... , Address:    The Army and ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... York (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 ... of Hudson Allergy , will discuss how restaurants ... allergies and other special dietary restrictions at the ... & Food Service Professionals, October 21 in New York ... this incredibly important topic to such an engaged industry ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Global Molecular Diagnostics Market Is Expected To Be Worth $8,020.1 million by 2020: Grand View Research, Inc. 2Health News:Global Molecular Diagnostics Market Is Expected To Be Worth $8,020.1 million by 2020: Grand View Research, Inc. 3Health News:Global Molecular Diagnostics Market Is Expected To Be Worth $8,020.1 million by 2020: Grand View Research, Inc. 4Health News:Global Molecular Diagnostics Market Is Expected To Be Worth $8,020.1 million by 2020: Grand View Research, Inc. 5Health News:Global Molecular Diagnostics Market Is Expected To Be Worth $8,020.1 million by 2020: Grand View Research, Inc. 6Health News:Hotze Health & Wellness Center Announces First Natural Health Summit 2Health News:World-Renowned Dental Implant Expert, International Instructor in India Speaking about Reconstructive Dentistry 2Health News:World-Renowned Dental Implant Expert, International Instructor in India Speaking about Reconstructive Dentistry 3Health News:World-Renowned Dental Implant Expert, International Instructor in India Speaking about Reconstructive Dentistry 4Health News:World-Renowned Dental Implant Expert, International Instructor in India Speaking about Reconstructive Dentistry 5Health News:Hope For The Warriors' Got Heart, Give Hope Celebration Media Advisory 2Health News:Hudson Allergy’s Dr. Julie Kuriakose to Speak at Prestigious Food Allergy Conference in New York City 2Health News:Hudson Allergy’s Dr. Julie Kuriakose to Speak at Prestigious Food Allergy Conference in New York City 3
... how we put the brakes on a racing heartbeat. ... Chicago explain in the May 11 issue of Circulation Research ... the rapid beating of the heart's "fight-or-flight" reaction to adrenaline. ... is responsible for setting the pace of the beating heart, ...
... The central government is aiming for 100 percent registration of ... Death Act 1969 that would simplify the process, an ... serious issue as this helps in maintaining a record for ... the birth registration record is 64 percent as some of ...
... 100 percent registration of births by 2010 by amending the ... simplify the process, an official said Friday. ,'Registration ... maintaining a record for a person for his or her ... percent as some of the states have still not implemented ...
... a single sphere in the US they would like to ... is the cooked chickens market. ,The U.S. ... to familiarize the U.S. market with its cooked chickens." ... about such common practices among Chinese farmers, like flooding crops ...
... of motor disorders: stiffness, slowness, tremors, difficulties walking and ... other symptoms with narcolepsy, a sleep disorder characterized by ... and general sleep disorder. ,Now a team ... why the two disorders share something in common: ...
... receiver Robert Sillen, hired to improve healthcare for state ... his jurisdiction. ,According to Sillen the 50-page ... and protect California communities from diseases carried by inmates ... says, taxpayers will get more for their dollar from ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Slowing the Racing Heart 2Health News:Government to Amend Birth Registration Act 2Health News:Government to Amend Birth Registration Act 2Health News:China Eyeing US Cooked Chickens Market 2Health News:UCLA Researchers Discover Link Between Parkinsons and Narcolepsy 2Health News:Brickbats And Bouquets For U.S Prison Healthcare In-Charge 2Health News:Brickbats And Bouquets For U.S Prison Healthcare In-Charge 3
(Date:9/30/2014)... Established and new medical technology service ... penetrate the growing Eastern European medical devices market. ... team and regional/local offices, reducing the costs incurred ... crucial advantage as medical technology service providers are ... New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Medical Technologies ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... , Sept. 30, 2014 CytRx ... research and development company specializing in oncology, today ... clinical trial evaluating aldoxorubicin compared to topotecan in ... who have relapsed or were refractory to prior ... widely-used chemotherapeutic agent, doxorubicin. CytRx has received Orphan ...
(Date:9/29/2014)...  Repeated exposure to broad-spectrum antibiotics in the first ... obesity, say researchers from The Children,s Hospital of ... on data from electronic health records from the extensive ... that children with four or more exposures to broad ... be at risk for obesity. The study, published online ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Medical Manufacturers Turn to Distributors to Tap the Eastern European Market 2Global Medical Manufacturers Turn to Distributors to Tap the Eastern European Market 3CytRx Initiates Global Phase 2b Clinical Trial of Aldoxorubicin for the Treatment of Relapsed/Refractory Small Cell Lung Cancer 2CytRx Initiates Global Phase 2b Clinical Trial of Aldoxorubicin for the Treatment of Relapsed/Refractory Small Cell Lung Cancer 3CytRx Initiates Global Phase 2b Clinical Trial of Aldoxorubicin for the Treatment of Relapsed/Refractory Small Cell Lung Cancer 4CytRx Initiates Global Phase 2b Clinical Trial of Aldoxorubicin for the Treatment of Relapsed/Refractory Small Cell Lung Cancer 5Antibiotic Use by Age 2 Associated with Obesity Risk 2Antibiotic Use by Age 2 Associated with Obesity Risk 3
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
Medicine Products: