Blood Type May Boost Pancreatic Cancer Risk
New findings are consistent with previous research
MONDAY, Aug. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Common variants of a gene that determines blood type are associated with an increased risk of pancreatic
cancer, according to U.S. researchers.
They studied the genomes of more than 4,300 pancreati...
Metformin May Lower Diabetics' Odds for Pancreatic Cancer
But another study finding suggests insulin treatment could boost the risk
SUNDAY, Aug. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Metformin, one of the most widely used diabetes drugs, may offer patients the added benefit of lowering their odds for pancreatic
cancer by 60 percent, a new study shows.
Smoking increases potential for metastatic pancreatic cancer
(PHILADELPHIA) Smoking has once again been implicated in the development of advanced cancer. Exposure to nicotine by way of cigarette smoking may increase the likelihood that pancreatic
ductal adenocarcinoma will become metastatic, according to researchers from the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jeffers...
New drug candidate prolongs the lives of pancreatic cancer patients
Every year, 42,000 Americans are diagnosed with pancreatic
cancer. Few live very long, and less than 5% are still alive five years after diagnosis.
There's new hope, though, from the lab of Prof. Yoel Kloog, dean of Tel Aviv University's Faculty of Life Sciences. His drug compound Salirasib has...
Dietary fat linked to pancreatic cancer
High intake of dietary fats from red meat and dairy products was associated with an increased risk of pancreatic
cancer, according to a new study published online June 26 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute .
This study was undertaken because research relating fat intake to pancre...
Eating Animal Fat May Lead to Pancreatic Cancer
Added risk is tied to red meat and dairy products, study finds,,
FRIDAY, June 26 (HealthDay News) -- Fat from red meat and dairy products can increase your risk for pancreatic
cancer, researchers from the U.S. National Cancer Institute report.
cancer, which is usually fat...
Obesity While Young Boosts Pancreatic Cancer Risk
Study points to yet another reason to maintain a healthy weight,,,,,,
TUESDAY, June 23 (HealthDay News) -- Being overweight or obese as a young adult increases the risk for pancreatic
cancer, and obesity in middle age is linked with poorer survival from the disease, a new study finds. ...
Being overweight, obese during early adulthood associated with greater risk of pancreatic cancer
Young adults who are overweight or obese have an increased risk of pancreatic
cancer, and being obese at an older age is associated with a lower overall survival rate for patients with pancreatic
cancer, according to a study in the June 24 issue of JAMA .
cancer is the fourth leadi...
Adenoviral vector specifically targeted to EphA2 receptor in pancreatic cancer cells Pancreatic
cancer is a devastating disease with poor prognosis. This warrants the development of novel therapies including gene therapy. However, clinical studies have demonstrated poor efficacy of adenoviral gene therapy because of the absence of adenoviral binding sites on pancreatic
Epeius Biotechnologies' Rexin-G Receives FDA Fast Track Designation for the Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer
SAN MARINO, Calif., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Epeius Biotechnologies ( www.epeiusbiotech.com ) announced today that its lead product, Rexin-G, has been granted Fast Track designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use as a second-line treatment for advanced or metastatic pancre...
Jefferson researchers identify critical marker of response to gemcitabine in pancreatic cancer
(PHILADELPHIA) A protein related to aggressive cancers can actually improve the efficacy of gemcitabine at treating pancreatic
cancer, according to a Priority Report in Cancer Research , published by researchers at Thomas Jefferson University.
The protein, called Hu antigen R (HuR), is a stres...
Mayo Clinic finds new pathology tests double sensitivity to detect bile duct and pancreatic cancers
ROCHESTER, Minn. - Pancreatic
cancer and bile duct cancer are difficult to diagnose and often fatal because they are discovered in the advanced stages of the disease. Researchers have developed new tests that double the ability to detect bile duct and pancreatic
cancers, according to a Mayo Clinic...
$18 million awarded to TGen and University of Pennsylvania for pancreatic cancer research
PHOENIX, Ariz. May 27, 2009 The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) will receive $18 million to research pancreatic
cancer, Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C) announced today.
Dr. Daniel Von Hoff, TGen's Physician-In-Chief, and Dr. Craig B. Thomps...
A New Way to Get Chemo to Pancreatic Tumors
Technique that doubles life span in mice may hold hope for people,,
THURSDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers are reporting that they've discovered a way to boost chemotherapy and slightly extend the lives of mice with pancreatic
cancer, potentially paving the way for more effec...
Video: CREON(R) (Pancrelipase) Delayed-Release Capsules First and Only Pancreatic Enzyme Product to Receive FDA Approval Under New Guidelines
- Therapy is medically-necessary for thousands of patients with exocrine pancreatic
insufficiency due to cystic fibrosis or other conditions -
MARIETTA, Ga., May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved CREON(R) ...
Popular diabetes treatment could trigger pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer
A drug widely used to treat Type 2 diabetes may have unintended effects on the pancreas that could lead to a form of low-grade pancreatitis in some patients and a greater risk of pancreatic
cancer in long-term users, UCLA researchers have found.
In a study published in the online edition o...
Type of connection procedure after pancreatic surgery influenced rate of pancreatic fistula
(PHILADELPHIA) After surgery to remove the head of the pancreas, invagination of the pancreas into the small intestine resulted in a lower rate of pancreatic
fistula, according to researchers at the Jefferson Pancreas, Biliary and Related Cancer Center. The research was published in the Journal o...
Charring Meat May Boost Risk of Pancreatic Cancer
Increases production of carcinogens thought to invite disease, study finds
TUESDAY, April 21 (HealthDay News) -- You may love your steak well done, but eating burned or charred meat may increase your risk of pancreatic
cancer, a new study suggests.
Researchers used data on the meat...
Mayo Clinic researchers formulate treatment combination lethal to pancreatic cancer cells
DENVER - A combination of two targeted therapies packs a powerful punch to kill pancreatic
cancer cells in the laboratory, Mayo Clinic cancer researchers report. With further testing of these drugs that are from classes of pharmaceuticals already used in patients, the Mayo research may lead to new...
Research Takes Aim at Pancreatic Cancer
Discovery and testing in mice may lead to better detection and treatment
SATURDAY, April 18 (HealthDay News) -- An active receptor found in certain pancreatic
cancers might offer hope for treatment of the often fatal disease.
A third of human pancreatic
cancers looked at by Johns ...
New Drug Being Tested for Pancreatic Cancer
Lab findings show potential for use alone or in combination, scientist says,,
WEDNESDAY, April 15 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug appeared to reduce pancreatic
cancer growth in laboratory tests, according to researchers from the drug's maker, Amgen.
Called AMG 479, the drug...
Experimental insulin-like growth factor receptor inhibitor reduced pancreatic cancer growth
PHILADELPHIA Researchers at Amgen are testing a fully human monoclonal antibody that inhibits the activity of insulin-like growth factors (IGF-1 and IGF-2) and appears to reduce pancreatic
cancer cells in early testing, according to a report in Molecular Cancer Therapeutics , a journal of the Am...
New technique invented to reveal pancreatic stem cells
Wanted: stems cells. Just like those absconders chased by police all over the world, everybody can tell about their good deeds but none really knows how to recognize them. Yet, as of today, thanks to a study just published in the Proceedings of the National Accademy of Sciences (PNAS) and author...
Fox Chase performs the worlds first successful ViKY robot-assisted surgery for pancreatic tumors
PHILADELPHIA (March 24, 2009)This month Fox Chase Cancer Center performed the world's first successful minimally invasive distal pancreatectomy using the ViKY system's revolutionary robotic, compact laparoscope holder. The technology, developed in France and tested on thousands of patients in Euro...
Obesity Tied to Poor Pancreatic Cancer Surgery Outcomes
Study finds risk of disease recurrence, death nearly twice that of normal-weight patients
WEDNESDAY, March 18 (HealthDay News) -- Obese pancreatic
cancer patients are more likely than non-obese patients to have worse outcomes after surgery to treat their cancer, say U.S. researchers. ...
NCCN Announces Updates to Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma Guidelines
New updates to the NCCN Guidelines for Pancreatic
Adenocarcinoma were announced on March 12 at the NCCN 14th Annual Conference. Notable additions include updates on when a laparoscopy may be beneficial to patients, clarification on diagnostic imaging protocols, and an overall emphasis on systemic ...
Study Links Blood Type and Pancreatic Cancer
Findings shed light on gene serving as marker for others involved in tumor development
TUESDAY, March 10 (HealthDay News) --- People with type O blood have a much lower risk of developing pancreatic
cancer, a finding that might help explain the origins of the often fatal disease.
'Personalized' genome sequencing reveals coding error in gene for inherited pancreatic cancer
Scientists at the Sol Goldman Pancreatic
Cancer Research Center at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have used "personalized genome" sequencing on an individual with a hereditary form of pancreatic
cancer to locate a mutation in a gene called PALB2 that is responsible for initiating the disea...
Alcohol consumption may increase pancreatic cancer risk
PHILADELPHIA Consuming two or more drinks per day could increase a person's risk of pancreatic
cancer by about 22 percent, according to data published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention , a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.
"Our findings support multiple...
Georgetown researcher: 2 or more drinks a day may increase pancreatic cancer risk
Washington, DC -- Men and women who consume two or more alcoholic drinks a day could increase their risk of developing pancreatic
cancer, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention , a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.
U-M Researchers ID Gene Involved in Pancreatic Cancer
ATDC levels average 20-fold higher in cancerous cells
ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center have identified a gene that is overexpressed in 90 percent of pancreatic
cancers, the most deadly type of cancer...
Optical techniques show continued promise in detecting pancreatic cancer
EVANSTON, Ill. --- Optical technology developed by a Northwestern University professor of biomedical engineering has been shown to be effective in detecting the presence of pancreatic
cancer through analysis of neighboring tissue in the duodenum, according to clinical trial results published in th...
Determining risk for pancreatic cancer
In the latest clinical trial for a technique to detect pancreatic
cancer, researchers found they could differentiate cells that are cancerous from those that are benign, pre-cancerous, or even early stage indicators called mucinous cystic lesions.
cancer is dangerous to screen for, y...
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Celebrates 10 Years of Leadership and Service to the Pancreatic Cancer Community
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pancreatic
Cancer Action Network, the only national organization creating hope in a comprehensive way through research, patient support, community outreach and advocacy for a cure, celebrates ten years of progress and service to the pancreatic
Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg Faces Tough Battle Against Pancreatic Cancer
Experts note high recurrence rate, even when malignancy is found early
FRIDAY, Feb. 6 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will face tough challenges following her surgery on Thursday for early-stage pancreatic
cancer, experts say.
At this point, it's...
Early Detection Methods for Pancreatic Cancer Urgently Needed: A Statement From the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a statement in response to the breaking news about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg being diagnosed with pancreatic
cancer from Julie Fleshman, President and CEO of the Pancreatic
Cancer Action Network, the only national organiza...
Stanford study prevents pancreatic tumor growth in mice by inhibiting key protein
STANFORD, Calif. Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine have identified a protein critical for the growth of pancreatic
cancer. Blocking the expression of the protein slowed or prevented tumor growth in mice and made cultured cancer cells vulnerable to the conditions of low oxygen ...
The Pancreatic Cancer Research and Education Act Addresses the Astounding Mortality of the Fourth Leading Cause of Cancer Death in the United States
The Bill is the First Substantive Legislation that would provide Comprehensive Pancreatic
Cancer Research Initiatives and Programs to Advance Scientific Progress
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pancreatic
Cancer Action Network, the only national organization creating hope in a...
Nationally-Recognized Pancreatic Cancer Surgeon Develops Unique Team Approach to Improve Patient Outcomes
By the time pancreatic
cancer is discovered, it is often late stage (as has been reported about actor Patrick Swayze) and survival rates are low. Dr. Aaron Chevinsky, a surgical oncologist specializing in pancreatic, liver and gastrointestinal (GI) cancers wasn't satisfied with that reality and ...
Blocking molecular pathway with whimsical name possible therapeutic target for pancreatic cancer
A possible new therapeutic target for pancreatic
cancer, the most lethal form of human cancer, has been identified in the proteins whose DNA recipe comes from gene, "Seven-In-Absentia," according to researchers at the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) 48th Annual Meeting, Dec. 13-17, 2008 i...