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Existing drug offers new hope in a subtype of pancreatic cancer

Existing drug offers new hope in a subtype of pancreatic cancer

A new use for an old drug shrinks a particular type of pancreatic cancer and stops it from spreading, according to new research.

Several genetic risk markers for pancreatic cancer are identified

A large DNA analysis of people with and without pancreatic cancer has identified several new genetic markers that signal increased risk of developing the highly lethal disease, reported scientists.

Saltier IV reduces complications from Whipple surgery for pancreatic cancer

Adequate hydration via a saline drip is essential during surgery, but recent reports suggest that getting the balance of salt and water just right could have an important impact on patient recovery.

Combined treatment approach for locally advanced pancreatic cancer aims to identify biomarkers

Investigators are developing a novel, multistep investigational treatment for locally advanced pancreatic cancer, which is complex and difficult to treat.

Protein inhibition opens door for pancreatic cancer treatment

The protein galectin-1 has been identified as a possible therapeutic target for pancreatic cancer; new research has demonstrated that inhibiting this protein in mice with pancreatic cancer increased survival by 20%.

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