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%.

Electric Pulses May Help in Pancreatic Cancer
Mar 29 12


Protein found to regulate spread of pancreatic cancer cells
Mar 26 12


Hutchinson Center and TGen scientists discover potential ‘break through’ in pancreatic cancer
Mar 21 12


Scientists Break Through Pancreas Cancer Treatment Barrier
Mar 19 12


Gene Linked to Pancreatic Cancer Growth
Jan 31 12


Metastasis of pancreatic cancer in action
Jan 19 12


MD Anderson Orlando Moves Pancreatic Cancer Research Forward
Jan 16 12


Americans mixed on adequacy of cancer screenings: poll
Dec 01 11


Pancreatic Cancer Expert at University of Virginia
Oct 10 11


Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Cancer
Oct 06 11


What is a Neuroendocrine Tumor?
Oct 06 11


Different types of islet cell tumors have different signs and symptoms
Oct 06 11


Islet Cell Tumors (Endocrine Pancreas)
Oct 06 11


Neuroendocrine Tumors of the Pancreas
Oct 06 11


EGFR essential for the development of pancreatic cancer
Sep 15 11


Study examines screening for pancreatic cancer in high-risk populations
Jul 25 11


Mayo Clinic Reports New Findings on Noninvasive Test for Pancreatic Cancer
May 11 11


Some support for pancreatic cancer screening
Apr 20 11


Aspirin may lower the risk of pancreatic cancer
Apr 04 11


Penn researchers uncover novel immune therapy for pancreatic cancer
Mar 24 11


Malaria drug slows pancreatic cancer growth in mouse models
Mar 15 11


Everolimus Improves Progression-Free Survival for Patients with Rare Pancreatic Cancer
Feb 10 11


Johns Hopkins scientists crack genetic code for form of pancreatic cancer
Jan 24 11


Johns Hopkins Scientists Crack Genetic Code for Form of Pancreatic Cancer
Jan 20 11


Missing molecules hold promise of therapy for pancreatic cancer
Dec 15 10

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