Pancreatic Cancer

Aggressive Approach To Pancreatic Cysts May Prevent Dreaded Cancer

WEDNESDAY, May 22, 2019 -- Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest malignancies, so a new study appears to offer some good news: Early removal of a certain type of precancerous pancreatic cyst may prevent the disease in some people. These cysts...
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Familiar, Safe Drug Seen Improving Pancreatic Cancer Outcomes

(MedPage Today) -- Study shines favorable spotlight on familiar drug class
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Cedars-sinai Volunteers Turn Music Into Medicine

Just hours before Rebecca Woolf's 44-year-old husband died of pancreatic cancer, the melodic tones of a harp wafted into his hospital room. Rebecca describes the music as a gift. Cedars-Sinai's long-running Music for Healing program dispatches...
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Bushwick Bill's Cancer Diagnosis Prompts Geto Boys Farewell Tour

Bushwick Bill's ongoing battle with pancreatic cancer is prompting one last hurrah for the Geto Boys ... he's joining forces with Scarface and Willie D for the legendary rap group's farewell tour. We've learned the Geto Boys are gearing up to…
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Alex Trebek Admits He Was '[writhing] In Pain' Between 'jeopardy!' Tapings Amid Pancreatic Cancer...

In his first in-home interview since going public with his battle with pancreatic cancer, Alex Trebek discussed the painful struggles he faced – sometimes during a 15-minute break in between Jeopardy tapings – after...
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I Still Struggle With Mother's Day Since Losing My Mom And That's Okay

Post by Emily Lockamy. Mother’s Day changed immensely for me five years ago with the birth of my first son. What had been a day full of sadness and yearning became a day to celebrate.  Seven years prior, I lost my beloved mom to pancreatic...
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Alex Trebek Delivers Touching Speech About ‘survivorship’ At Walk To End Pancreatic Cancer

Since Alex Trebek announced his battle against stage 4 pancreatic cancer in March, he has made it clear that he is doing everything he can to fight. On Saturday, the 78-year-old Jeopardy! host joined PurpleStride Los Angeles, thewalk to end...
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Marriott Ceo Arne Sorenson Diagnosed With Stage Two Pancreatic Cancer

Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson has been diagnosed with stage two pancreatic cancer, but will continue to lead the company while he undergoes treatment.        
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Medical News Today: Deleting Just One Gene May 'completely Prevent' Pancreatic Cancer

Using a mouse model that "faithfully mimics" human pancreatic cancer, researchers have found a gene that wholly prevents the disease when knocked out.
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Geto Boys’ Willie D Addresses Bushwick Bill’s Cancer Announcement: “bad News Family”

Houston rapper Willie D is speaking out. Hours after Geto Boys’ Bushwick Bill announced he has stage 4 pancreatic cancer, the group member has come forward with his reaction. According to Willie, he’s known about Bush’s...
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Alex Trebek Gives Update On His Cancer Battle: 'my Oncologist Tells Me I'm Doing Well'

Alex Trebek is giving an update after being diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer. “People all over America have been sharing their good thoughts, their advice, their prayers. And I feel it’s been making a difference,” he...
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Geto Boys' Bushwick Bill Diagnosed With Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer

Bushwick Bill was diagnosed in February but initially kept his diagnosis a secret, except to close family members. He's been undergoing intensive chemotherapy. Continue reading…
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News Digest – Lung Cancer In Non-smokers, Targeted Clinical Trials, Pancreatic Cancer...

Lung cancer in non-smokers is on the rise, experts say 1 in 6 people dying of lung cancer in the UK are non-smokers, according to new research from the Royal Society of Medicine. The Guardian covered the new figures, which found that around 6,000...
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New Study Targets Achilles' Heel Of Pancreatic Cancer, With Promising Results

Advanced pancreatic cancer is often symptomless, leading to late diagnosis only after metastases have spread throughout the body. Now, researchers have uncovered the role of a signaling protein, called LIF, that may be the Achilles' heel of...
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'jeopardy!' Host Alex Trebek Shares Health Update Amid Cancer Battle: 'i'm...

Alex Trebek, 78, revealed that he's "feeling good" after announcing that he has stage 4 pancreatic cancer last month.        
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Here's Why Marker Therapeutics Fell As Much As 11.5% Today

Shares of Marker Therapeutics (NASDAQ: MRKR) fell over 11% today after the company announced that it will delay the release of preliminary clinical data from an ongoing phase 1 study for its MultiTAA T cell therapy for pancreatic cancer. The data...
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The Fluid That Feeds Tumor Cells

Biologists have found that the nutrient composition of the interstitial fluid that normally surrounds pancreatic tumors is different from that of the culture medium normally used to grow cancer cells.
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Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy Key To Survival In Pancreatic Cancer

THURSDAY, April 4, 2019 -- Three factors can predict survival in patients with borderline resectable (BR) or locally advanced (LA) pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), according to a study published online April 2 in the Annals of...
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Treatment Advances Making Pancreatic Cancer A Less Deadly Disease

TUESDAY, April 2, 2019 -- Advances in chemotherapy and cancer monitoring can dramatically extend the lives of almost one-third of pancreatic cancer patients with tumors previously considered inoperable, researchers report. It's good news for...
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New Pancreatic Cancer Drug Regimen Shows 'impressive' Results In Clinical Trial

The Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, funded by Napster founder and billionaire Sean Parker, on Sunday presented the results of clinical trials testing a new treatment for metastatic pancreatic cancer. The results, presented at the annual...
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