Tag: "pancreatic" at medical news
New recommendation encourages more activist approach to lung cancer screening
...tes than will die from breast, prostate, colon and pancreatic
cancers combined. Lung cancer is usually detected in advanced stages, when long-term survival is unlikely. Overall survival is 11 percent worldwide and 15 percent in the United States. On the other hand, when lung cancer is detected in the earliest s...
Spice it up or just veg out, either way you may be helping to defend against cancer
...ded to look at two particular cancers ovarian and pancreatic
with low survival rates, to ascertain the contrib...ound that it exhibited anticancer activity against pancreatic
cancer cells. Pancreatic cancer is one of the most aggressive cancers with an extremely poor prognos...
Propensity for obesity, diabetes, may occur in utero
... in calories to mother's milk developed changes in pancreatic
islets, resulting in overproduction of insulin and obesity in adulthood. The progeny of these high-carbohydrate (HC) mothers raised naturally also develop the same maladjustments, they found. The researchers now have shown that this metabolic "malp...
Rare surgery performed to remove pancreas, prevent diabetes
...is entire pancreas and the hours-long wait for the pancreatic
islet cells to be processed in a specialized UAB l...ted facilities necessary to isolate and purify the pancreatic
islet cells either from a cadaver donor for transplantation or, as in this case, for infusion back i...
Insulin-producing cells from brain cursors
...uggest that one way of producing insulin-secreting pancreatic
islet cells for future possible treatment of type I diabetes is to look beyond immature pancreatic
cells and embryonic stem cells to other early cell types. Kim and colleagues took cells derived from...
Combination treatment improves survival for pancreatic cancer
...chemotherapy drugs could double survival rates for pancreatic
cancer, suggests a study published online today by... Italy) and colleagues recruited 104 patients with pancreatic
cancer, from five Italian institutions, aged 18-70 years, into a trial to test a combination of chem...
Statin use associated with reduced risk of pancreatic and esophageal cancers
...th a more than 50 percent reduction in the risk of pancreatic
and esophageal cancers, according to research pres...es examined the correlation between statin use and pancreatic
and esophageal cancer incidence in the same cohort of U.S. veterans. Researchers reviewed the Veter...
Significant non-coronary findings found during heart CT scans
...lung disease, aneurysms, emphysema, liver lesions, pancreatic
masses and pulmonary embolism. "The early pick-up of unexpected and potentially life-threatening findings such as early-stage lung cancer or an aneurysm can have a significant impact on early disease management and has the potential of improving p...
New therapy may give options to those with neuroendocrine tumors
...a phase II clinical trial for carcinoid tumors and pancreatic
islet cell tumors. About 80 percent of patients sa...ally shrank in response to the drug. Carcinoid and pancreatic
islet cell tumors have few tolerable, successful treatments, says medical oncologist Heinz-Josef Len...
Smoking increases risk for liver, pancreatic and colorectal cancers
... health and increase a person's risk of developing pancreatic
and liver cancer, according to new research presen... (Abstract 360) With the link between smoking and pancreatic
adenocarcinoma established, researchers from Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, an academic health sy...
Newly discovered 'branding' process helps immune system cells pick their fights
...h. He notes that insulin-producing beta cells, the pancreatic
cells attacked by T cells in type 1 diabetes, also generate reactive compounds similar to those made by antigen-presenting cells. "The beta cells could therefore be modifying their own proteins in the same way that antigen-presenting cells are modif...
Disease progression model of pancreatic cancer developed by Penn researchers
...hool of Medicine have developed an animal model of pancreatic
cancer that closely mimics disease progression in ...p new treatments for this deadly disease. Advanced pancreatic
cancer is among the most lethal of cancers, with a one-year survival rate after chemotherapy of only...
Ultrasound-guided biopsies are safe alternative to endoscopic biopsies of the pancreas
...pancreas, a new study shows. The study included 23 pancreatic
biopsies in 22 patients. "We were able to obtain a...gh the patient's stomach and duodenum and then the pancreatic
biopsy is performed. The patient is sedated for the procedure. The number of percutaneous ultrasou...
Statins decrease risk of colon cancer
...other types of cancer, including breast, prostate, pancreatic
and esophageal cancers. Researchers suspect something in the cholesterol pathway may affect a person's risk of colon cancer. "Statins also have anti-inflammatory properties that might be relevant for cancer. That may explain why they appear to work i...
Lowell receives Smith Family Award for Excellence in Medical Resarch
...pling protein-2 in causing obesity-induced loss of pancreatic
beta-cell function in type 2 diabetes. He has also identified molecular pathways mediating diet-induced thermogenesis and established the importance of beta-adrenergic receptors in regulating energy expenditure. His laboratory is also in the process...
Steiner symposium brings together leading diabetes experts
...ch 12:30 1:30 1:30 2:45 Session 3: Evolution of pancreatic
hormones Chairs: Shu Jin Chan, Ph.D., University of Chicago; Thomas Kjeldsen, Ph.D., Technical University of Denmark Islet cell differentiation -- Ole Madsen Ph.D., Hagedorn Research Institute, Novo Nordisk A/S,Copenhagen Role of the insulin sys...
MRI better than FDG PET at detecting liver tumors
... choice for determining if patients with colon and pancreatic
cancer have disease that has spread into their liver. However, FDG PET provides additional information about disease outside of the liver and sometimes both examinations may be complementary and indeed necessary for complete, accurate staging," said ...
Potent spice works to block growth of melanoma in lab test
...ly capsules of curcumin powder to retard growth of pancreatic
cancer and multiple myeloma. Another Phase I trial is planned for patients with breast cancer, and given this news of curcumin's activity in melanoma, animal studies will soon begin, Aggarwal says. Ground from the root of the Curcuma longa plant, cur...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for July 2005 (second issue)
...lung infections, as well as to the clogging of the pancreatic
ducts which can prevent normal digestion. However, treatment for the disorder has improved greatly and predicted survival rates have increased from an average age of 25 in 1985 to over age 33 in 2005. Since there has been an increase in survival, re...
Scientists develop screening method for pancreatic cancer
...ound a way of identifying families at high risk of pancreatic
cancer. The team has developed a novel means of testing for pancreatic
cancer that will enable doctors to treat the killer disease at its earliest stages. They are also n...
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