Pancreatic Cancer News

What is Pancreatic cancer?

Pancreatic cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancerous) cells form in the tissues of the pancreas. The pancreas is a gland located behind the stomach and in front of the spine. The pancreas produces digestive juices and hormones that regulate blood sugar. Cells called exocrine pancreas cells produce the digestive juices, while cells called endocrine pancreas cells produce the hormones. The majority of pancreatic cancers start in the exocrine cells.

In the United States each year, over 30,000 people are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Europe sees more than 60,000 diagnoses each year. Because pancreatic cancer is usually diagnosed late into its development, the five-year survival rate after diagnosis is less than 5%.

Pancreatic cancer risk varies with smoking habits
Aug 18 09


Pancreatic cancer risk decreased by one anti-diabetic therapy, increased by others
Aug 03 09


Dietary fat associated with pancreatic cancer risk
Jul 01 09


Jefferson researchers identify critical marker of response to gemcitabine in pancreatic cancer
Jun 04 09


Research Looks at Advanced Radiation for Pancreatic Cancer
May 12 09


Burned meat linked to pancreatic cancer
Apr 23 09


New drug achieves pancreatic cancer tumor remission and prevents recurrence
Apr 20 09


An Herbal Extract Inhibits the Development of Pancreatic Cancer
Apr 20 09


Pancreas cancer surgery outcome worse with obesity
Mar 17 09


Alcohol Consumption May Increase Pancreatic Cancer Risk
Mar 03 09


Researchers ID Gene Involved in Pancreatic Cancer
Mar 03 09


Nanoscopic changes to pancreatic cells reveal cancer
Feb 14 09


Abnormal DNA Repair Genes May Predict Pancreatic Cancer Risk
Jan 15 09


DNA Repair Patterns May Predict Risk of Pancreatic Cancer
Jan 15 09


Radiation Before Surgery Improves Pancreatic Cancer Outcomes
Nov 26 08


November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
Oct 28 08


Hepatitis B Exposure May Increase Risk For Pancreatic Cancer
Sep 30 08


A promising approach in the prevention and treatment of pancreatic cancer
Sep 25 08


Researchers Find Gene Therapy that Kills Pancreatic Cancer Cells
Aug 05 08


Researchers Identify Biomarkers of Early-stage Pancreatic Cancer in Mice and Man
Jun 10 08


New treatment combination safe for pancreatic cancer patients
Jun 02 08


New research improves early detection and survival for pancreatic cancer
May 21 08


Blood pressure drugs halt pancreatic cancer cell growth, Jefferson researchers find
Apr 14 08


A tumor of the pancreas mimicked by colonic duplication?
Mar 13 08


Drug slows prostate tumor growth by keeping vitamin A active
Nov 07 07


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