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April 30, 2017

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April 30, 2017

High Rate of Tumor Shrinkage Among Pancreatic Cancer Patients

Apr. 25, 2017 — Adding cisplatin to standard gemcitabine/nab-paclitaxel drug treatment provided a very high rate of tumor shrinkage for patients with advanced pancreatic cancer, according to the results of a pilot ... read more

New Era in Precision Medicine for Pancreatic Cancer

Mar. 24, 2017 — The development of new treatments for pancreatic cancer is set to be transformed by a network of clinical trials, aiming to find the right trial for the right patient, after a £10 million investment ... read more

Two Migration Proteins Boost Predictive Value of Pancreatic Cancer Biomarker

Feb. 28, 2017 — Adding two blood-borne proteins associated with cancer cell migration increases the predictive ability of the current biomarker for pancreatic cancer to detect early stage disease, a research team ... read more

Feb. 23, 2017 — Why are pancreatic tumors so resistant to treatment? One reason is that the 'wound'-like tissue that surrounds the tumors, called stroma, is so dense, likely preventing cancer-killing drugs ... read more

Tumor Protein Could Hold Key to Pancreatic Cancer Survival

Feb. 23, 2017 — A diagnosis of pancreatic cancer is often a death sentence because current chemotherapies have little impact on the disease. In a new study, researchers were able to slow down growth and spread of ... read more

Death Rates from Cancer Will Fall Faster in Men Than in Women in Europe in 2017

Feb. 21, 2017 — Death rates from cancer in the European Union (EU) are falling faster in men than in women, according to the latest predictions for European cancer deaths in 2017. Compared with 2012, death rates in ... read more

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

Role of Rogue Protein PAK4 Confirmed in Pancreatic Cancer Cells

Feb. 17, 2017 — The role of a protein called PAK4 in the movement and growth of pancreatic cancer cells could help researchers find new ways to tackle the disease, a new study that ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — It is now possible to reprogram cells from the liver into the precursor cells that give rise to the pancreas by altering the activity of a single gene. A team of researchers has now accomplished this ... read more

Newfound Effect of Cancer Drug May Expand Its Use

Feb. 10, 2017 — A drug first designed to prevent cancer cells from multiplying has a second effect: it switches immune cells that turn down the body's attack on tumors back into the kind that amplify ... 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

Study Establishes New Standard of Care for Pancreatic Cancer Patients

Jan. 24, 2017 — A combination of two chemotherapy drugs – gemcitabine and capecitabine - should be the new standard of care for pancreatic cancer patients who have had surgery to remove their tumor, according to a ... read more

Jan. 24, 2017 — In a new study, researchers have illuminated one of pancreatic cancer's major resistance mechanisms: a form of inflammation that is triggered by the tumor in response to treatment and helps keep ... read more

New Genetic Mechanism Driving Breast Cancer Revealed in Study

Jan. 23, 2017 — Researchers have discovered ‘hotspots’ of mutations in breast cancer genomes, where mutations thought to be inactive ‘passengers’ in the genome have now been shown to possibly drive further ... read more

Jan. 19, 2017 — Scientists have found that targeting the interaction between a pancreatic tumor and its microenvironment could weaken ... read more

'Collateral' Lethality May Offer New Therapeutic Approach for Cancers of the Pancreas, Stomach and Colon

Jan. 18, 2017 — Cancer cells often delete genes that normally suppress tumor formation. These deletions also may extend to neighboring genes, an event known as 'collateral lethality,' which may create new ... 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

Potentially Reversible Changes in Gene Control 'Prime' Pancreatic Cancer Cells to Spread

Jan. 16, 2017 — A multicenter team of researchers reports that a full genomic analysis of tumor samples from a small number of people who died of pancreatic cancer suggests that chemical changes to DNA that do not ... read more

Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer 'Reprogrammed' for Malignancy

Jan. 16, 2017 — Metastatic pancreatic cancer -- cancer that has spread from the pancreas to other tissues and is responsible for most patient deaths -- changes its metabolism and is 'reprogrammed' for ... 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

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