Pancreatic Cancer

Four Studies Look At Global Burden Of Digestive Diseases

THURSDAY, Nov. 14, 2019 -- Global burdens of colorectal cancer, pancreatic cancer, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and stomach cancer increased from 1990 to 2017, according to four studies published online Oct. 21 in The Lancet Gastroenterology...
Related topics: Colon Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, The Lancet

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Protein Could Offer Therapeutic Target For Pancreatic Cancer

A protein that drives growth of pancreatic cancer, and which could be a target for new treatments, has been identified.
Related topics: Proteins, Cancer, Oncology

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Ron Reisman

Keith's note: This is from Ron's wife Marcia on his Facebook page: "Dear Friends of Ron, Ron passed away early this morning from complications from pancreatic cancer. Although we knew his time was limited, this still came as a shock. Ron made a lot...
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media, Cancer, Oncology

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'i Wish I Had Known Sooner': Alex Trebek Issues Psa On Pancreatic Cancer

THURSDAY, Oct. 31, 2019 -- "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek is turning his battle with pancreatic cancer into advocacy, partnering with the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition to issue a public service announcement (PSA) aimed at heightening awareness...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Atlantic Health System Cancer Care Enrolling Patients In Innovative Pancreatic Cancer Clinical...

November is national Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month. This year alone, more than 56,000 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic tumors are particularly aggressive and hard to treat "due to a mutational profile that makes...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Clinical Trials

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Obesity May Be Upping Rates Of Pancreatic Cancer Worldwide

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 23, 2019 -- Rising rates of obesity and diabetes could be pushing up rates of pancreatic cancer across the globe, a new report suggests. Global rates of colon cancer are also on the rise, although fewer cases are now proving...
Related topics: Obesity, Cancer, Colon Cancer, Oncology, Diabetes

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Says Even Pancreatic Cancer Didn't Stop Her From Working Out

The Supreme Court justice said she never stopped exercising through her latest bout with cancer.
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Quiet Riot’s Frankie Banali Reveals Stage Four Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis

Frankie Banali, legendary drummer for Quiet Riot, has been diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer. Banali is the only remaining member of Quiet Riot’s classic early ’80s lineup, and has served as the band’s manager since...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Breaking The Stroma Barrier: Study Shows A New Way To Hit Cancer With Radiation

Chemotherapy and radiation therapy are commonly used to treat cancer, but are not always effective and can have toxic side effects. Researchers tested a new radiotherapy technique that sends alpha-emitting particles to stroma cells in pancreatic...
Related topics: Medical Research, Cancer, Oncology, Chemotherapy

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Dr. Talia Golan Named Recipient Of The Mort And Brigitte Harris Pancreas Cancer Award

The Henry Ford Pancreatic Cancer Center (HFPCC) and Henry Ford Innovation Institute have named Talia Golan, M.D., head of the Sheba Pancreatic Cancer Center, the largest pancreatic cancer care center in Israel, the recipient of the inaugural Mort...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Psoriasis Tied To Increased Cancer Risk

Among people with psoriasis, the risk of skin, esophageal, liver and pancreatic cancer was particularly high.
Related topics: Psoriasis, Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Liver Cancer, Skin Cancer, Oncology

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David Gibson Admitted To ‘hospital In Very Serious Condition’ Due To Pancreatic Cancer

"Although he is fighting valiantly, his path to recovery is not looking good."
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Vaccine To Block Digestive Hormone May Slow Growth Of Pancreatic Cancer

New research suggests a vaccine that blocks a digestive hormone may slow the spread of pancreatic cancer, potentially increasing survival rates. The study, published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology--Gastrointestinal and Liver...
Related topics: Vaccines, Hormones, Cancer, Liver Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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After Winning A Field Goal Contest, Teen Donates Prize To Rival Coach Battling Cancer

After a making a perfect 30-yard field goal and winning a year's worth of free food, a California teenager instantly donated her prize to her rival high school's football coach, who was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. John Langilotti is...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Innovative Pancreatic Cancer Treatment May Rev Up Immune System

A research team reports that combining a type of radiation therapy with immunotherapy not only cures pancreatic cancer in mice, but appears to reprogram the immune system to create an 'immune memory' in the same way that a vaccine keeps the flu...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research, Influenza Vaccine, Vaccines, Flu, Influenza (Flu)

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Scientists Have Identified The Presence Of Cancer-suppressing Cells In Pancreatic Cancer

Researchers have identified cells containing a protein called Meflin that has a role in restraining the progression of pancreatic cancer. They have also shown that cancer progression can be controlled by artificially increasing the amount of this...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research, Proteins

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Alex Trebek Says Cancer Treatments May Force Him To Leave ‘jeopardy!’

Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek is hinting that his ongoing battle with pancreatic cancer could force him to step away from the popular game show. Trebek spoke candidly in a Friday interview with Canada’s CTV television network, saying his...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Chemotherapy

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Medical News Today: Fungi From The Gut Can Promote Cancer In The Pancreas

Following evidence that bacteria can travel from the gut to play a role in pancreatic cancer, a new study finds that the same is true of fungi.
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Bacteria, Medical Research

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Fungal Invasion May Drive Some Pancreatic Cancers

FRIDAY, Oct. 4, 2019 -- Fungi living in the gut can move into the pancreas, triggering changes to normal cells that can result in cancer, a new study suggests. The finding could advance the prevention and treatment of pancreatic cancer, which is...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Minneapolis Legend Ed Ackerson Diagnosed With Cancer; Gofundme Launched

Ed Ackerson, a Minneapolis musician, studio owner and recording engineer, is currently fighting stage 4 pancreatic cancer... Continue reading…
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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