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Recent Pancreatic Cancer News
Immunotherapy for pancreatic cancer boosts survival by more than 75% in mice

Oct. 29, 2015 A new study in mice by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has found that a specialized type of immunotherapy even when used without chemotherapy or radiation can ... [via Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center]

Symposium to Feature New Research Advances in Gastrointestinal Cancers | ASCO.org

SAN FRANCISCO Four abstracts with significant insight for the screening and treatment of gastrointestinal cancers will be presented at the 2015 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium, taking place ... [via ASCO]

Lung cancer battle: Time for action

For the 108,000 women who are diagnosed with lung cancer each year, Lung Cancer Awareness Month can be a lonely time of year. Lung cancer kills nearly twice as many women as breast cancer.... [via CNN]

Honors and Awards at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting

The following announcements are related to awards that have been presented during the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2014, held in San Diego April 5-9, to researchers at the ... [via John Hopkins]

EU regulator backs Bayer, GSK drugs, knocks back Novartis, Teva

European drugs regulators gave their backing on Friday for marketing approval to be granted for Bayer's drug Adempas, designed to treat pulmonary hypertension, and for GlaxoSmithKline's diabetes ... [via Reuters]


Johns Hopkins cancer scientists have discovered that a little-described gene known as FAM190A plays a subtle but critical role in regulating the normal cell division process known as mitosis, and the ... [via John Hopkins]

AB Science Shares Plunge as EU Panel Fails to Back Cancer Drug

AB Science SA failed to win backing from a European Union advisory panel for masitinib to treat intestinal tract cancers, a setback in its plan to expand use of a medicine currently applied only on ... [via Bloomberg]

Merck Drug Boosts Survival of Advanced Melanoma Patients

Merck & Co. s cancer drug being evaluated in nine different malignancies kept more than four of five melanoma patients alive for a year in a study, including some who had exhausted all other ... [via Bloomberg]

Two-Step Method for Potential Pancreatic Cancer Treatment Proven

A new method of microscopic drug delivery that could greatly improve the treatment of deadly pancreatic cancer has been proven to work in mice at UCLAs Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.... [via UCLA]

Large, Prospective Study Finds Long-Term Obesity Is Associated with Poorer Pancreatic Cancer Survival | ASCO.org

New results from a prospective study published in theJournal of Clinical Oncologyshow that patients with a body mass index in the obese range live on average two to three months less after a ... [via ASCO]

'Sister survivors': Latinas band together in breast cancer battle

Last summer, Jessica Rodriguez didn't want to go outside, or even open the door. She didn't want anyone to see she had lost her hair during breast cancer treatment.... [via CNN]

Cancer news: Do I really have to stop eating bacon?

Seems like all the really fun stuff causes cancer. But sometimes, you can indulge. We break down your bad habits .... [via Fox Health]

Blood pressure drug may help fight against cancer

A frequently prescribed blood pressure drug could aid in the fight against cancer, BBC News reported.... [via Fox Health]

Blood pressure drug 'fights cancer'

A commonly used blood pressure drug could help fight cancer by opening up blood vessels in solid tumours.... [via BBC]

Link Found Between High-Fat, High-Calorie Diet and Pancreatic Cancer

STORY HIGHLIGHTS Researchers at UCLAs Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have found that mice made obese by being given high-calorie, high-fat diets developed abnormally high numbers of tissue ... [via UCLA]

Featured Pancreatic Cancer Articles

Pancreatic Cancer and Survival: The Role of Chemotherapy 
 Pancreatic cancer can be challenging to diagnose and treat. Approximately 33,730 new cases are anticipated and 32,300 deaths expected in the United States in 2006. Although pancreatic cancer represe... [more]

Pancreatic Cancer: Surgical Treatment 
 In 2005, more than 33,000 people were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and approximately 32,000 people succumbed to the disease, making it the 4th leading cancer killer. Pancreatic cancer develops wh... [more]

 Pancreatic cancers use the sugar fructose, very common in the Western diet, to activate a key cellular pathway that drives cell division, helping the cancer to grow more quickly, a study by researcher... [more]

Calorie Restricted Diet Prevents Pancreatic Inflammation and Cancer 
  Prevention of weight gain with a restricted calorie diet sharply reduced the development of pancreatic lesions that lead to cancer in preclinical research reported today by researchers from ... [more]

Pancreatic Cancer Research: Low levels of key protein may indicate pancreatic cancer risk 
 A protein that dwindles in response to obesity and a sedentary lifestyle may one day help doctors predict which people are at increased risk for pancreatic cancer, new research by Dana-Farber Cancer I... [more]

Pancreatic Cancer: Gene Therapy Eradicates Pancreatic Cancer in Preclinical Trial 
 A molecularly engineered therapy selectively embeds a gene in pancreatic cancer that shrinks or eradicates tumors, inhibits metastasis, and prolongs survival with virtually no toxicity... [more]

Pancreatic Cancer: Discovery by Michigan researchers could lead to more effective treatments 
 Cancer stem cells are the small number of cancer cells that replicate to drive tumor growth. ... [more]

Pancreatic Cancer: Allergy Drug Slows Pancreatic Tumor Growth in Preclinical Studies 
 An anti-allergy drug in use for more than 40 years significantly reduced tumor growth in animal models of human pancreatic cancer and also increased the effectiveness of standard chemotherapy,... [more]

Pancreatic Cancer Research: New Blood Tests May be Biomarker of Pancreatic Cancer 
 Small molecules known as microRNAs, which can be detected in blood samples, have the potential to help identify patients with pancreatic cancer, a study finds. The study, by researchers at The Univers... [more]

  Specific chemical modifications to proteins called histones, which are found in the nucleus of cells and act as spools around which DNA is wound, can be used to predict prognosis and response to ... [more]


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