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February 9, 2016

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February 9, 2016

Scientists Make an Important Contribution to Decoding the Language of Cells

Jan. 27, 2016 — There are astonishing similarities between molecular mechanisms in neural stem cells and pancreatic islet cells, new research shows. This may lead to new forms of therapy, particularly for ... read more

Study Reveals Why Chemotherapy May Be Compromised in Patients With Pancreatic Cancer

Nov. 11, 2015 — A new study may explain why chemotherapy drugs such as gemcitabine are not effective for many pancreatic cancer patients, and perhaps point to new approaches to treatment including enhancing ... read more

Pancreatic Cancer: CD44 Protein Induces Metastases

Nov. 10, 2015 — Due to their rapid metastatic spread, pancreatic tumors are among the most aggressive types of cancer. Only three to five percent of patients have a survival rate of five years. A team of researchers ... read more

Only One in Five U.S. Pancreatic Cancer Patients Get This Key Blood Test at Diagnosis

Nov. 3, 2015 — Only one in five U.S. pancreatic cancer patients receive a widely available, inexpensive blood test at diagnosis that can help predict whether they are likely to have a better or worse outcome than ... read more

Crocetinic Acid in Saffron May Inhibit the Pancreatic Cancer Cell Growth

Nov. 2, 2015 — Crocetinic acid, a purified compound from crocetin, showed the inhibition of growth in human pancreatic cancer cells grown either in a dish or as tumors under the skin of mice, scientists ... read more

Tumor RNA in Platelets May Diagnose and Classify Cancer, Identify Treatment Strategies

Oct. 30, 2015 — Analysis of tumor RNA carried in platelets - blood components best known for their role in clotting -- may prove to be more useful than other 'liquid biopsy' technologies for diagnosing ... read more

Immunotherapy for Pancreatic Cancer Boosts Survival by More Than 75 Percent in Mice

Oct. 29, 2015 — A new study in mice has found that a specialized type of immunotherapy -- even when used without chemotherapy or radiation -- can boost survival from pancreatic cancer, a nearly almost-lethal ... read more

Targeted Therapy for Gastric Cancer Possible

Oct. 29, 2015 — Gastric cancer, otherwise known as stomach cancer, does not respond well to existing treatments and it is currently the third leading cause of cancer death in the world (after lung and liver cancer). ... read more

3-D Pancreatic Cancer Organoid May Help Predict Clinical Responses, Personalize Treatments

Oct. 27, 2015 — A new method to grow 3-D organoid cultures of pancreatic tumors directly from surgical tissue offers a promising opportunity for testing targeted therapies and personalizing treatments in a rapid, ... read more

Surgery Proving Option for More Pancreatic Cancer Patients, Expert Says

Oct. 26, 2015 — Pancreatic cancer has long proved the least survivable of the most common forms of cancer, in part because it tends to spread before symptoms appear. Surgery has offered the longest remissions, but ... read more

Potential Source of Insulin-Producing Cells Found in Adult Human Pancreas

Sep. 23, 2015 — Cells that express neurogenin 3 may one day be harnessed to create a plentiful supply of insulin-producing beta cells for the treatment of diabetes, a study ... read more

Sep. 22, 2015 — One form of pancreatic cancer has a new enemy: a two-drug combination that inhibits tumors and kills cancer cells in mouse models. For the first time, researchers have shown that a certain protein ... read more

Combination Drug Therapy Shrinks Pancreatic Tumors in Mice, Researchers Say

Sep. 21, 2015 — A combination of two drugs, one already approved by the Food and Drug Administration, appears to be effective at shrinking pancreatic cancers in laboratory mice, according to a new ... read more

Pancreatic Cancer Stem Cells Could Be 'Suffocated' by an Anti-Diabetic Drug

Sep. 10, 2015 — Pancreatic cancer stem cells are virtually addicted to oxygen-based metabolism, and could be 'suffocated' with a drug already used to treat diabetes, new research ... read more

Pancreatic Cancer Subtypes Discovered in Largest Gene Expression Analysis of the Disease to-Date

Sep. 8, 2015 — A new study on pancreatic cancer paves the way for potential personalized medicine approaches for the deadly cancer ... read more

Important Steps Toward Developing a Blood Test to Catch Pancreatic Cancer Early

Aug. 28, 2015 — Pancreatic cancer is the fourth most common cause of cancer-related death in the United States and has a 5-year survival rate of only 6 percent, which is the lowest rate of all types of cancer.  ... read more

Aug. 25, 2015 — Pancreatic cancer is extremely deadly and often has a poor prognosis. Researchers are on a mission to develop drugs that will allow physicians to prolong patient survival and, possibly, even ... read more

Focused Electrical Blasts Significantly Increase Survival for Patients With Pancreatic Cancer

Aug. 25, 2015 — Use of irreversible electroporation (IRE) doubles the survival time for patients with locally advanced pancreatic cancer say ... read more

Study Finds Genes Associated With Improved Survival for Pancreatic Cancer Patients

Aug. 20, 2015 — A new set of genes that can indicate improved survival after surgery for patients with pancreatic cancer has been identified by researchers. The study also showed that detection of circulating tumor ... read more

'Jumping Genes' Unusually Active in Many Gastrointestinal Cancers, Studies Find

Aug. 17, 2015 — Results of a trio of studies done on human cancer tissue biopsies have added to growing evidence that a so-called jumping gene called LINE-1 is active during the development of many gastrointestinal ... read more

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