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Pancreatic Cancer News
February 22, 2017

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Feb. 20, 2017 — More than three decades after surviving breast cancer, Susanne Calabrette faced a second scare. In June 2016, an MRI for an unrelated condition revealed she had pancreatic cysts, giving her a chance ... read more

Diabetes or Its Rapid Deterioration Can Be an Early Warning Sign for Pancreatic Cancer

Jan. 29, 2017 — Patients and their doctors should be aware that the onset of diabetes, or a rapid deterioration in existing diabetes that requires more aggressive treatment, could be a sign of early, hidden ... read more

Potential Pancreatic Cancer Target Challenged

Jan. 17, 2017 — A protein thought to fuel pancreatic cancer development plays a much more complicated role, a new study finds. PDX1 is critical for cancer growth, but blocking it may lead to more aggressive ... read more

Jan. 10, 2017 — The importance of glutamine has been made clear as a colon cancer specific metabolism. It is known that glutamine metabolism is important for pancreatic cancer, but the importance of glutamine ... read more

Dec. 20, 2016 — Regular use of aspirin by people living in Shanghai, China, was associated with decreased risk for developing pancreatic cancer, according to data ... read more

Tumor DNA in Blood May Serve as Prognostic Marker of Pancreatic Cancer

Dec. 19, 2016 — The presence of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) isolated from blood samples of patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma was associated with poor outcomes, report ... read more

Dec. 16, 2016 — Researchers have identified a new way of blocking the spread of cancer. Calcium channel blockers, which are used to lower blood pressure, block breast and pancreatic cancer invasion by inhibiting ... read more

Role of Protein in Pancreatic Secretion Suggests Potential Method for Treating Diabetes

Dec. 8, 2016 — New research revealed contrasting roles for the SNAP23 protein in pancreatic secretion of digestive enzymes and hormones such as insulin. Inhibiting SNAP23 with a potential new diabetes drug enabled ... read more

Nov. 23, 2016 — Conventional, high-dose chemotherapy treatments can cause the fibroblast cells surrounding tumors to secrete proteins that promote the tumors’ recurrence in more aggressive forms, researchers have ... read more

Study Links Changes in Collagen to Worse Pancreatic Cancer Prognosis

Oct. 21, 2016 — The first evidence linking a disturbance of the most common protein in the body with a poor outcome in pancreatic cancer has been uncovered by a team of ... read more

Tiny Gold Particles Could Be Key to Developing a Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer

Oct. 19, 2016 — A diagnosis of pancreatic cancer is often a death sentence because chemotherapy and radiation have little impact on the disease. In the U.S. this year, some 53,000 new cases will be diagnosed, and ... read more

New Findings Challenge Current View of How Pancreatic Cancer Develops

Oct. 12, 2016 — Researchers in the multidisciplinary PanCuRx research initiative in Ontario, Canada have published new findings that challenge current beliefs about how and why pancreatic cancer is so ... read more

New Immunotherapy Treatment Could Lead to Better, Cheaper Results for Pancreatic Cancer

Sep. 8, 2016 — A new immunotherapy treatment has shown dramatic results in treating advanced pancreatic cancer, a deadly cancer that has seen little progress in treatment over the last 20 ... read more

Medication Against Schizophrenia Inhibits Pancreatic Cancer, Research Shows

Sep. 7, 2016 — A receptor for the dopamine neurotransmitter promotes growth and spread of pancreatic cancer -- and schizophrenia drugs, which block the function of this receptor, slowed tumor growth and metastatic ... read more

Potential Role for Vitamin A in Pancreatic Cancer Discovered

Sep. 7, 2016 — Vitamin A may have a role to play in tackling the commonest form of pancreatic cancer, scientists have discovered. Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), the most common type of malignancy of the ... read more

Aug. 27, 2016 — It is possible to use a newly-developed epigenetic test called EPICUP® to find out what type of primary tumor is responsible for the metastasis in the patient in cancer of unknown primary cases, ... read more

Immune System Infighting Explains Pancreatic Cancer's Aggression

Aug. 25, 2016 — Conflict between cell types explains why the immune system struggles to recognize and attack pancreatic cancer, report researchers. Curbing this infighting has the potential to make treatment more ... read more

Scientists Track Metabolic Pathways to Find Drug Combination for Pancreatic Cancer

Aug. 24, 2016 — Cancer researchers have long observed the value of treating patients with combinations of anti-cancer drugs that work better than single drug treatments. Now, in a new study using laboratory-grown ... read more

Aug. 18, 2016 — A deep-water marine sponge collected off of Fort Lauderdale’s coast contains leiodermatolide, a natural product that has the ability to inhibit the growth of cancer cells as well as block cancer ... read more

Aug. 15, 2016 — Scientists have discovered a novel link between chronic kidney disease and diabetes. When kidneys fail, urea that builds up in the blood can cause diabetes, concludes a new ... read more

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