Tag: "pancreatic" at medical news
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center receives SPORE grant for breast cancer research from NCI
...Mayo Clinic has also been awarded SPOREs in brain, pancreatic
and prostate cancer, and shares SPOREs for lymphoma and myeloma with other institutions. The NCI established the SPORE program in 1992 to promote interdisciplinary research and speed the transition of basic research findings from the laboratory to ap...
Other highlights in the October 5 JNCI
...olesterol--is associated with an increased risk of pancreatic
cancer, according to a new study. Nearly 32,000 Americans were diagnosed with pancreatic
cancer last year, and most of them will die from the disease. The 5-year survival rate is less than ...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for October 2005 (second issue)
...han the odds of being a study control patient with pancreatic
cancer for each 6 miles (10 kilometers) they lived from the nearest asbestos source rocks. Yet people who lived closer to naturally occurring asbestos deposits had a greater chance of developing the disease. The authors explained that a major strengt...
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center finds possible genetic link to pancreatic cancer
...inic researchers have found the risk of developing pancreatic
cancer at a young age (under 60) to be twice as hi...s deadly disease." Nearly all patients who develop pancreatic
cancer will succumb to the disease. A genetic marker that helps physicians find individuals most at...
Little evidence behind bronchodilator therapy for cystic fibrosis
...respiratory difficulties. The mucus also obstructs pancreatic
ducts, preventing digestive enzymes from reaching the intestines. Consequently, people with cystic fibrosis have difficulties breathing, absorbing nutrients and eliminating non-digested food. The Cochrane review included 14 trials randomized control...
A new blueprint to aid physicians in predicting risk for type 1 diabetes
...type 1 diabetes and autoimmune phenomena targeting pancreatic
insulin-producing cells. "In the mid 1990s, we found that a combination of autoantibodies could predict type 1 diabetes over time in individuals at risk of developing type 1 diabetes," Dr. Pietropaolo said. "However, there were some patients who were...
Research unveils new, reliable approach to drug delivery for cancer patients
...ker for prostate, breast, colon, lung, gastric and pancreatic
cancers. Binding between Mucin1 and anti-bodies recognizing the marker is critical to targeted drug delivery for cancer patients. "We found a very good way of quantifying the drug binding affinity, which determines the drug's efficiency," said Alek...
The nude mouse tale: Omega-3 fats save the life of a terminal cancer patient
...wth of human mammary, ovarian, colon, prostate and pancreatic
cancer cells that were injected into athymic mice--also known as nude mice. His studies also demonstrated that fish oil consumption improves a mouse's responsiveness to chemotherapy. Fish oil research was inspired by observations that Inuit Eskimo ...
Gene therapy potential for treatment of pancreatic cancer
...sostatin may prove a promising new way of treating pancreatic
cancer, suggests research published ahead of print... suppress the development of new blood vessels and pancreatic
tumour cells both in test tubes and in mice with pancreatic
cancer. 'Solid' tumours, such as pancrea...
Early results using therapeutic pancreatic cancer vaccine show promise
...uraged by early results of a treatment vaccine for pancreatic
cancer, a disease with few options and low odds fo... are an improvement over most published results of pancreatic
cancer treatment studies," says Daniel Laheru, assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cance...
Some foods and beverages could hold clues for future diabetes treatment
...diabetes. In early laboratory studies using animal pancreatic
cells, the chemicals, called anthocyanins, increased insulin production by 50 percent, according to study leader Muralee Nair, Ph.D., a natural products chemist at Michigan State University in East Lansing. But you might want to limit the candied mar...
Older women who receive pelvic irradiation for cancer have increased risk for pelvic fracture
...res is comparable with the number of deaths due to pancreatic
cancer and is only slightly lower than the number of deaths due to breast cancer. It is well recognized that therapeutic radiation can result in bone damage and may increase fracture risks. However, the risks have not been well studied. Because of ...
Ecoendoscopy in cancer of the pancreas
... importance to the diagnosis and treatmeant of the pancreatic
pathology. Nevertheless, for the moment, the techn...an important role in the treatment of pain arising pancreatic
pathology and it is currently being used in novel therapies such as genic therapy....
New treatment for pancreatic cancer allows life-saving surgery
A new treatment for pancreatic
cancer developed by clinical researchers of Norris...--one of the highest response rates ever seen with pancreatic
cancer. Results of the study were published in the December 2005 issue of the Annals of Surgical Onc...
Insulin levels and resistance linked to risk of pancreatic cancer
...esistance are associated with an increased risk of pancreatic
cancer in men, according to a study in the Decembe...t, albeit somewhat controversial, risk factors for pancreatic
cancer, according to background information in the article. This is because it has been unresolved w...
Toward the future of cancer prevention
... studies at M. D. Anderson with patients that have pancreatic
cancer or multiple myeloma. A trial with breast cancer patients is expected to begin in 2005. Patients in these trials take curcumin capsules daily. A number of ongoing chemoprevention trials at M. D. Anderson are focusing on reducing chronic in...
Cystic fibrosis clinical study patients show less lung function decline
...inflammation and infection. Mucus also affects the pancreatic
ducts, preventing normal digestion and weight gain. Respiratory failure is the primary cause of early death. CF incidence runs from 1 in 2,000 to 1 in 3,200 live births. According to the authors, access to better health care through more office visit...
Avantogen and Innovate merge key oncology program, RP101, RP101
...linical pilot study ofRESprotect in which thirteen pancreatic
cancer patients in stage III and VI of disease weretreated with RP101, and gemcitabine plus cisplatin. Those results indicated that the 50% probability of survival was increased to an average of 15 months, from a historic average of 7.5 months (p = 0...
Obesity may be factor in accelerated type I diabetes in some patients
...researchers said, "These patients have compromised pancreatic
beta cell function and can no longer compensate for the additional metabolic demands associated with higher body mass index." Body mass index (BMI) is computed from weight and height; a BMI over 30 indicates obesity. The body uses insulin in metaboli...
The smoking gun: Elastin fragments drive emphysema
...tion. The authors found that mice that had inhaled pancreatic
elastase or who were exposed to cigarette smoke developed elastin fragments in their lungs, macrophage accumulation, and emphysema. However, when the researchers blocked the activity of elastin fragments using a specific anti-elastin antibody, the m...
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