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Pancreatitis: Minimially Invasive Procedure Offers Long-Term Pain Relief

...s, pain may be caused by elevated pressures in the pancreatic duct. For these patients, endoscopic therapy that includes endoscopic pancreatic sphincterotomy (EPS), in which surgeons cut the sphincter muscle at the end of the pancreatic duct t...

New hope for cancer victims – will vaccine cure the deadly bug

One very deadly form of cancer is pancreatic cancer, though it isn’t very common. Globally it k... A new vaccine has been successfully tested on the pancreatic cancer victims and it has increased the survival rates in many. Vaccines are typically thought of a...

Cancer drugs in development nearly doubled since 1995

...ers being targeted include solid tumors, sarcomas, pancreatic cancer,ovarian cancer, multiple myeloma, lymphoma, liver cancer, leukemia,kidney cancer, brain cancer, stomach cancer and bladder cancer.Of the drugs in development, 17 are waiting for Food and Drug Administrationapproval (FDA). Thanks in large part ...

New drug helps boost cancer treatment

...the drug are continuing in colorectal, head, neck, pancreatic and lung cancer. The monoclonal antibody was well tolerated by the patients. The most common side effect attributed to the drug was an acne-like skin rash that occurs because skin cells also contain large amounts of epidermal growth factor receptors....

Heart disease threat starts early in life for Diabetics

...us type I, is due to autoimmune destruction of the pancreatic islet cells that produce insulin. Result of this the body no longer produces insulin and and there is a raise in the blood sugar levels. Individuals with this type I Diabetes develop are at a higher risk to develop heart disease even at their teens. ...

Obesity a risk for pancreatic cancer

... new study reveals that obesity raises the risk of pancreatic cancer, but this can be modified by exercise.Only ... can expect to live for more than five years after pancreatic cancer has been diagnosed and little has been known about how to prevent it (although smoking is a r...

Gene Therapy Destroys Pancreatic Cancer Cells

...ed attack, researchers were able to destroy deadly pancreatic cancer cells in the test tube and in lab animals. ...oying other types of cancer cells. This killed the pancreatic cancer cells in the lab after a few days. The observations are very provocative and with a little ...

Ulcer Surgery connected to danger of Pancreatic Cancer

...lcers may be at increased risk of later developing pancreatic cancer. The investigators base their findings on a...o peptic ulcer surgery may be at increased risk of pancreatic cancer, but previous studies have shown conflicting results. Dr. Johan Offerhause and colleagues fou...

A new drug for bladder cancer

... of the drug gemcitabine. A drug which is used for pancreatic and non-small cell lung cancer may also be applicable to bladder cancer.// They administered it directly into the bladder, through a tube, and found that little of it escaped into the bloodstream. This might be why there were few, if any, side effe...

Pancreatic Cancer may be linked to Diabetes

... 50 years, may be a sign of underlying early-stage pancreatic cancer.// Older patients whose diabetes began late...ife were 10 times more likely to be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer within three years following onset of diabetes.In the study, the link appeared especially pro...

Look out for sepsis

... sepsis claims more lives than breast, colorectal, pancreatic and prostate cancer together, and is the leading cause of death in intensive care. Dr Jean-Louis, a critical care expert at the University of Belgium, thinks everyone should be more aware of the possibility of sepsis. Symptoms include fever and sha...

Aspirin usage linked with pancreatic cancer

...r 20 years or more had a 58 percent higher risk of pancreatic cancer.Researchers expected that aspirin would protect against pancreatic cancer, especially since its preventive role in colorectal cancer has been well documented. However,...

Islets May Lead to Diabetes Cure

... spleen appear to develop into insulin //producing pancreatic islet cells. This could lead to a broad application for patients with diabetes.The latest research is a follow up to the 2001 report of a treatment that cures advanced type 1 diabetes in mice. The new research focuses on the biological mechanism behi...

Pancreas Transplant for Diabetics

...py. The American Diabetic Association supports a pancreatic transplant for patients who have had or need a kidney transplant. However, in the absence of kidney failure, pancreas transplantation may be considered for diabetics who have severe diabetes with frequent episodes of very low or very high blood gluco...

A Drug That Can Keep Cancer In Check

...ts with breast, prostate, lung, ovarian, colon and pancreatic cancer, 42 percent had their tumors either stabilize or shrink by more than 50 percent. Specialists say , it turns off one of the switches within the cancer cell to stop it from growing, and so there’s much less side effects because it targets the ca...

Benefits Of The Worlds Most Widely Used Beverage

...different disease caused by the destruction of key pancreatic cells. In a recent study of 14,600 people, it was found that women who downed 10 or more cups a day had nearly an 80 percent lowered risk, while men who drank the same cut their risk by 55 percent. Harvard researchers said a look at 125,000 peopl...

Risk for Cancer Increases In Diabetics

... cancer and more than twice the risk of developing pancreatic cancer, // say researchers based on findings of a recent study. For the study researchers compared 3,288 men diagnosed with 12 different types of cancer to 509 healthy people to determine whether those reporting a prior diagnosis of diabetes were m...

Tobacco Found To Trigger Familial Pancreatic Cancer

Tobacco may trigger early onset of pancreatic cancer in those with a genetic predisposition to t...ilial form. Researchers studied 826 patients with pancreatic cancer. Thirty of these patients had familial pancreatic cancer, in which case the patient had a fi...

Yet Another Treatment Option For Cancer

...ts with breast, prostate, lung, ovarian, colon and pancreatic cancer, 42 percent had their tumors either stabilize or shrink by more than 50 percent. Specialists say , it turns off one of the switches within the cancer cell to stop it from growing, and so there’s much less side effects because it targets the ca...

Shrinking Cancer Cells

...ts with breast, prostate, lung, ovarian, colon and pancreatic cancer were involved , 42 percent had their tumors either stabilize or shrink by more than 50 percent. Specialists say , it turns off one of the switches within the cancer cell to stop it from growing, and so there’s much less side effects because it...

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