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May 28, 2015

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May 28, 2015

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

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

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

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

Destroying Tumor Material That 'Cloaks' Cancer Cells Could Benefit Patients

Feb. 25, 2015 — Like a stealth jet cloaks itself from radar, cancer cells cloak themselves within tumors by hiding behind a dense layer of cellular material known as stroma. According to a new study, drugs that ... read more

Potential Pancreatic Cancer Treatment Could Increase Life Expectancy

Feb. 4, 2015 — Pancreatic cancer cells are notorious for being protected by a fortress of tissue, making it difficult to deliver drugs to either shrink the tumor or stop its growth. Now researchers have developed a ... read more

Gene That Pushes Normal Pancreas Cells to Change Shape Identified

Feb. 20, 2015 — A molecule that pushes normal pancreatic cells to transform their shape, laying the groundwork for development of pancreatic cancer -- one of the most difficult tumors to treat -- has been identified ... read more

Biological Markers Associated With High-Risk Pancreatic Lesions

Feb. 2, 2015 — Pancreatic cancer affects approximately 46,000 people each year in the United States and ranks fourth among the leading causes of cancer-related deaths. Only about 6 percent of individuals with ... read more

How Pancreatic Cancer Cells Sidestep Chemotherapy

Jan. 30, 2015 — One reason pancreatic cancer can be so challenging to treat is because its cells have found a way to sidestep chemotherapy, research shows. They hijack the vitamin D receptor, normally associated ... read more

New Cells May Help Treat Diabetes

Jan. 28, 2015 — Starting from human skin cells, researchers have created human insulin-producing cells that respond to glucose and correct blood-sugar levels in diabetic mice. The findings may represent a first step ... read more

Jan. 28, 2015 — Researchers have found that defects in how cells are squeezed out of overcrowded tissue to die, a process called extrusion, may be a mechanism by which pancreatic cancer begins. From these findings, ... read more

Lung Cancer Predicted to Overtake Breast Cancer as Leading Cause of Cancer Death Among European Women in 2015

Jan. 26, 2015 — Death rates from lung cancer will exceed those for breast cancer for the first time among European women in 2015, according to the latest predictions. The study by researchers in Italy and ... read more

Jan. 26, 2015 — New research shows why many cancers are difficult to treat and come back following treatment. Scientists have shown that cancer cells cooperate with each other in the production of growth factors ... read more

Jan. 20, 2015 — Existing cancer therapies are geared toward massacring tumor cells, but researchers propose a different strategy: subtly hardening cancer cells to prevent them from invading new areas of the body. ... read more

Jan. 14, 2015 — A novel synthetic compound that sharply inhibits the activity of a protein that plays an important role in in the progression of breast and pancreatic cancers has been developed by ... read more

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