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%.

Gefitinib may have chemopreventive benefits in pancreatic cancer
Nov 09 10


UNC team discovers promising target for new pancreatic cancer treatments
Nov 08 10


Barbados PM dies from cancer, successor appointed
Oct 25 10


Tests may detect mesothelioma, pancreatic cancer
Sep 29 10


San Jose Man Makes Cross-Continental Journey for IRE Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer
Sep 06 10


Functional magnetic resonance imaging to evaluate pancreatic cancer
Jul 30 10


Sugary foods linked to pancreatic cancer risk
Jun 16 10


New combination effective against pancreatic cancer
Jun 15 10


Response to preoperative therapy may predict survival in pancreatic cancer patients
May 31 10


Heavy alcohol use, binge drinking, might increase risk of pancreatic cancer, researcher reports
May 19 10


Big belly raises a woman’s pancreatic cancer risk
May 10 10


Preoperative/neoadjuvant therapy in pancreatic cancer
Apr 21 10


New molecular therapy candidates for pancreatic cancer
Apr 19 10


Pancreatic Cancer Patients Have Elevated Fructose Levels New Test May Help in Understanding the Health Effects of High Fructose Intake
Mar 17 10


First Use of Innovative “IRE” on Pancreatic Tumor
Mar 04 10


Mayo Clinic Researchers Find Oncogene is Important in Pancreatic Cancer Growth and Spread
Feb 23 10


Study links sugary soft drinks to pancreatic cancer
Feb 09 10


Age important in hereditary pancreatic cancer risk
Jan 19 10


Pancreatic Tumors Are Marked for Immunotherapy
Dec 01 09


Rare pancreatic cancer patients may live longer when treated with radiation therapy
Nov 20 09


Possible origins of pancreatic cancer revealed
Nov 02 09


No support for routine pancreatic cancer screening
Oct 14 09


Pancreatic cancer: Researchers find drug that reverses resistance to chemotherapy
Sep 24 09


Pancreatic cancer affects blacks at higher rates
Sep 02 09


Daily drinking may raise risk of several cancers
Aug 22 09

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