Pancreatic Cancer section

Pancreatic Cancer News & Features

Potentially curative surgery for localized pancreatic cancer is underutilized

Surgical resection of early-stage pancreatic tumors has the potential to cure patients with this deadly disease but continues to be underutilized, according to a new national analysis.

Ancient Chinese medicine may aid pancreatic cancer treatments

The bark of the Amur cork tree (Phellodendron amurense) has traveled a centuries-long road with the healing arts. Now, it is being put through its paces by science in the fight against pancreatic cancer.

Recent diabetes diagnoses linked to pancreatic cancer

Recent diabetes diagnoses linked to pancreatic cancer

There is a strong association between pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) and recently diagnosed diabetes mellitus (DM), according to a systematic review and meta-analysis.

CT scans pinpoint gemcitabine response in pancreatic cancer

CT scans pinpoint gemcitabine response in pancreatic cancer

Transport properties identified on routine CT scans correlate with clinically relevant end points for patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) who receive preoperative gemcitabine chemoradiotherapy.

Unexpected cell-hijack method revealed in pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic stellate cells, which normally aid tissue repair, unwittingly help pancreatic cancer grow and spread in a method of cell hijack only seen before in brain and breast cancer, according to new research. The research also revealed that the process can be blocked, thereby preventing the growth and spread of the tumor.

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