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July 30, 2015

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July 30, 2015

Study Advances Potential of Tumor Genome Sequencing and DNA-Based Blood Tests in Precision Treatment

July 9, 2015 — In a genome-sequencing study of pancreatic cancers and blood in 101 patients, scientists say they found at least one-third of the patients' tumors have genetic mutations that may someday help ... read more

Antibody Holds Promise for Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes

June 7, 2015 — Type 1 diabetes, which usually appears in children and adolescents, affects over 30 million people worldwide. Resulting from an auto-immune reaction that destroys the pancreatic beta cells that ... read more

Targeted, High-Dose Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy Appears to Benefit Some Patients With Pancreatic Cancer

May 18, 2015 — High-dose radiation treatment, called stereotactic body radiotherapy, appears to be safe and as effective as standard radiation treatment for certain patients with pancreatic cancer whose tumors are ... read more

Patients With Gastrointestinal Tumors at Higher Risk of Other Cancers

May 1, 2015 — The first population-based study that characterizes the association and temporal relationship between gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) and other cancers has been conducted by researchers. The ... read more

Apr. 30, 2015 — Pancreatic cancer rates are highest in countries with the least amount of sunlight, researchers report. Low sunlight levels in those countries, they say, were due to a combination of heavy cloud ... read more

The Past, Present and Future of Pancreatic Cancer Research and Treatment

Apr. 23, 2015 — Oncologists have reviewed close to 200 scientific articles about pancreatic tumors that have been published over the past thirty years. The review addresses questions such as the use of immunotherapy ... read more

Methylated DNA Markers Found That May One Day Lead to Noninvasive Whole Body Cancer Screening

Apr. 21, 2015 — A team of researchers has succeeded in identifying the source of cancer in patients’ gastrointestinal tracts by analyzing DNA markers from tumors. The results open the possibility that doctors ... read more

Pancreatic Cancer Loses Viral Defenses When Talking With Supporting Cells

Apr. 20, 2015 — Researchers have unlocked a way to make pancreatic cancer cells more vulnerable to cancer-killing viruses, known as oncolytic viruses. The scientists have discovered how they can exploit the ... read more

Apr. 20, 2015 — Scientists have found a novel avenue for therapeutic intervention of the "silent cancer." A new research study has shown that pancreatic cancer cells can be coaxed to revert back toward ... read more

Throwing Light on How to Conduct a Personalized Pancreas Cancer Clinical Trial

Apr. 20, 2015 — Leaders of an ongoing pancreatic cancer clinical trial known as the Individualized Molecular Pancreatic Cancer Therapy or 'IMPaCT' trial, have been learning ways to bring about about a new ... read more

Investigational Personalized Cellular Therapy Tolerated Well by Patients With Advanced Mesothelioma, Ovarian and Pancreatic Cancers

Apr. 19, 2015 — Genetically modified versions of patients’ own immune cells successfully traveled to tumors they were designed to attack in an early-stage trial for mesothelioma and pancreatic and ovarian cancers. ... read more

Apr. 13, 2015 — When people learn they have a lesion in their pancreas that could become pancreatic cancer, they often request frequent CT scans and biopsies, or surgery. Often the lesion is nothing to worry about. ... read more

Apr. 9, 2015 — Most pancreatic cancers harbor genetic alterations that could be targeted by existing drugs, using their genetic features as a roadmap for treatment, a genetic analysis suggests. The findings support ... read more

MRI Screening Program for Individuals at High Risk of Pancreatic Cancer

Apr. 8, 2015 — A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-based screening program for individuals at high risk of pancreatic cancer identified pancreatic lesions in 16 of 40 (40 percent) of patients, of whom five underwent ... read more

Common Cancers Highjack Powerhouses of Cells

Apr. 6, 2015 — In a breakthrough in the understanding of how cancer does its deadly work, researchers have shown that many cancers -- including nearly all pancreatic cancers -- enslave and deform mitochondria, the ... read more

Body's Cancer Defenses Hijacked to Make Pancreatic, Lung Cancers More Aggressive

Apr. 2, 2015 — A vital self-destruct switch in cells can be hijacked, making some pancreatic and non small cell lung cancers more aggressive, according to research. Researchers found that mutations in the KRAS gene ... read more

Apr. 2, 2015 — Cells of the intestine, liver and pancreas are difficult to produce from stem cells. Scientists have discovered that chromosomes in laboratory stem cells open slowly over time, in the same sequence ... read more

Patients With Asymptomatic Pancreatic Cysts Do Not Need Constant Surveillance

Mar. 24, 2015 — A new guideline changes clinical practice by recommending longer surveillance periods for patients with asymptomatic pancreatic cysts and new criteria limits surgery to those who will receive the ... read more

Photodynamic Therapy for Pancreatic Cancer Made Simpler, Cheaper

Mar. 20, 2015 — Research finds the values measured with dynamic contrast enhanced computer tomography strongly correlated with fluorescence intensity measured directly from the pancreatic ... read more

Pancreatic Cancer Patients Who Benefit from Personalized Treatment Identified

Feb. 26, 2015 — About 15 percent of people with pancreatic cancer may benefit from therapy targeting a newly identified gene signature, scientists say. This sub-group of pancreatic cancer patients who possess a ... read more

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