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July 23, 2016

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June 17, 2016 — Researchers have demonstrated that selective inactivation of the p110&alpha, PI3K isoform is sufficient to block tumor progression and metastasis in a mice model of ... read more

Bubbly Drinks Inspire More Effectve Cancer Treatment

June 8, 2016 — Scientists are developing a bubbly drink packed with oxygen microbubbles to make treatments more potent for hard to treat tumors like pancreatic ... read more

Rucaparib Shows Clinical Benefit in Pancreatic Cancer Patients With BRCA Mutation

June 4, 2016 — The targeted therapy rucaparib, which has demonstrated robust clinical activity in ovarian cancer patients with a BRCA mutation, also showed promise in previously treated pancreatic cancer patients ... read more

Newly Discovered Gene Regulates Hyperglycemia-Induced Beta Cell Death in Type 2 Diabetes

May 31, 2016 — Elevated levels of blood glucose (hyperglycemia) can induce the death of the pancreatic beta cells over time. The death of these cells (responsible for the production of insulin) underlies much of ... read more

Malignancy-Associated Gene Network Regulated by RNA Binding Protein

May 19, 2016 — The RNA binding protein IGF2BP3 is normally active in fetal tissue and undetectable in most adult tissue. But production of the protein is reactivated in many types of aggressive cancer, and it is ... read more

Chronic Drinking Interferes With Absorption of Critical Vitamins by Pancreas

May 12, 2016 — Chronic exposure to alcohol interferes with the pancreas’ ability to absorb vitamin C, potentially predisposing the body to pancreatitis and other pancreatic diseases, a new study reports. The ... read more

Why Cancer Drugs Can't Take the Pressure

May 10, 2016 — A major reason why cancer drugs fail is that they cannot penetrate the high-pressure environment of solid tumors. A new study reveals that hyaluronic acid is primarily responsible for generating ... read more

Study Contradicts Belief That Cancer Protects Against Alzheimer's

May 5, 2016 — Despite studies that claim people with cancer are less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease--raising the possibility that what triggers cancer also prevents the neurodegenerative disorder--a new ... read more

Readability of Online Health Information for Patients With Pancreatic Cancer

May 4, 2016 — Online information on pancreatic cancer overestimates the reading ability of the overall population and lacks accurate information about alternative therapy, according to a ... read more

May 3, 2016 — Researchers have shown how controlling cholesterol metabolism in pancreatic cancer cells reduces metastasis, pointing to a potential new treatment using drugs previously developed for ... read more

Chemoradiotherapy Vs. Chemotherapy for Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

May 3, 2016 — Researchers have assessed whether chemoradiotherapy improves overall survival of patients with locally advanced pancreatic cancer controlled after four months of gemcitabine-based induction ... read more

Pancreatic Cancer Risk Tied to Specific Mouth Bacteria

Apr. 19, 2016 — The presence of certain bacteria in the mouth may reveal increased risk for pancreatic cancer and enable earlier, more precise treatment, report investigators. Pancreatic cancer patients are known to ... read more

Researchers Find Method That Could Resurrect an Abandoned Pancreatic Cancer Targeted Drug

Apr. 18, 2016 — Pancreatic cancer is on track to become the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths by 2020. These statistics are due, in part, to pancreatic cancer's resistance to most targeted cancer ... read more

Apr. 18, 2016 — An explanation for how pancreatic cancer spreads to the liver has been revealed by researchers. These findings potentially hold the key to stopping this disease from ... read more

Engineering T Cells to Treat Pancreatic Cancer

Apr. 16, 2016 — Medical researchers have developed groundbreaking treatments for pancreas cancer using engineered ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — A small, implantable device that delivers chemotherapy drugs directly to pancreatic tumors has been developed by scientists. This thin, flexible film could also be adapted to treat other ... read more

Cancer Cells Turn Healthy Cells to the 'Dark Side'

Apr. 14, 2016 — Cancer cells use a mutant gene to coerce neighboring healthy tissue into helping with the disease's growth and spread, a major new study reports. Healthy cells are persuaded to release unique ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — A common flu virus could be used to overcome patients' resistance to certain cancer drugs -- and improve how those drugs kill cancer cells, according to new ... read more

New Immune-Stimulating Drug, With Chemo, Shrinks Pancreas Tumors

Apr. 4, 2016 — The results of an early-stage (phase 1b) clinical trial for pancreatic cancer show that an experimental therapy can control tumors well enough to make some patients eligible for surgery, according to ... read more

New Procedure Could Improve Success Rate of Cell Transplant to Cure Type 1 Diabetes

Apr. 4, 2016 — New research suggests pretreating cells with a peptide hormone may improve the success rate of pancreatic islet cell transplants, a procedure that holds great promise for curing Type 1 ... read more

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