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Breath Analysis May Be an Effective Diagnostic for Pancreatic Cancer

Breath Analysis May Be an Effective Diagnostic for Pancreatic Cancer

Seeking to determine if breath tests could be used to diagnose pancreatic cancer, researchers identified breath volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that may indicate presence of the disease.

Genetic Susceptibility to Pancreatic Cancer Linked to 6 Specific Gene Mutations

Genetic Susceptibility to Pancreatic Cancer Linked to 6 Specific Gene Mutations

Investigators conducted a case-control study of 3030 pancreatic cancer patients in an attempt to confirm which genes might render patients susceptible to pancreatic cancer.

Promising Phase 2 Results Lead to Fast Track Designation for Pancreatic Cancer Drug

Promising Phase 2 Results Lead to Fast Track Designation for Pancreatic Cancer Drug 

FDA Fast Track designation was supported by data from a Phase 2 study reviewing pamrevlumab in combination with gemcitabine and nab-paclitaxel.

Susceptibility Gene Mutations Common in Those With Pancreatic Cancer and History of Other Cancers

Susceptibility Gene Mutations Common in Those With Pancreatic Cancer and History of Other Cancers

Those with pancreatic adenocarcinoma and a personal history of another cancer associated with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer or Lynch syndrome may be more likely to carry germline mutations.

Capecitabine and Oxaliplatin as First and Second Line Treatment for Locally Advanced and Metastatic Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma

Capecitabine and Oxaliplatin as First and Second Line Treatment for Locally Advanced and Metastatic Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma

[Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology] This research evaluates the use of capecitabine and oxaliplatin (CAPOX) for first or second-line treatment of locally advanced or metastatic PDAC.

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