Tag: "pancreatic" at medical news
'Dua Anti-reflux Valve' found to improve quality of life for bile duct/pancreatic cancer patients
...unctions and death. About 30,000 new patients with pancreatic
cancer and 4,000 new cases of bile duct cancer are diagnosed in the United States each year, most frequently in older people. Surgery to remove the tumors is generally the best treatment, but often the disease has progressed too far to consider sur...
Pancreatic cancer surgery five-year survivors 65 and up live nearly as long as anyone
(PHILADELPHIA) -- A new study shows that pancreatic
cancer patients 65 or older who live at least five...adelphia reviewed the records of 890 patients with pancreatic
cancer who underwent the standard pancreaticoduodenectomy, or Whipple procedure, which entails the r...
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center -- Surgery and adjuvant therapy may work for pancreatic cancer
...nd chemotherapy after completely removing invasive pancreatic
cancer may improve overall survival rates. The st...Cancer Society reports that while the incidence of pancreatic
cancer has decreased over the last few years, it remains the fourth most common cause of cancer-rela...
Cells passed from mother to child may be first step in developing new treatments for type 1 diabetes
...aid. Originally, the study of 172 individuals and pancreatic
tissue from four males was designed to ask the que... a small number of female islet beta cells in male pancreatic
tissue (procured from autopsies) that produced insulin. "To our knowledge a maternal contribution to...
US Military Cancer Institute partners on cancer trial
...reast, ovarian, prostate, lung, colon, stomach and pancreatic
cancers. Antigen-specific stimulation of T helper cells, which occurs after immunization with AE37, has been shown in prior studies to be critical for the immune system to mount an effective anti-tumor response. ...
JDRF awards Emory $2.5 million to develop islet transplant technology
... unable to produce their own insulin because their pancreatic
islets do not function. In 2000, researchers in Edmonton, Alberta, first reported that islet transplantation can produce a high rate of insulin independence with excellent metabolic control. This was followed over the next several years by a series...
Genetic pathways to curable and incurable forms of pancreatic cancer identified
...percent long-term survival rate. Why cystic ductal pancreatic
cancer behaves differently, despite carrying the s...tions as the more common and deadly type of ductal pancreatic
cancer, has long been a mystery. Now researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have unlo...
A sweet step toward new cancer therapies
...te sugars attached to proteins in the membranes of pancreatic
cancer cells. "The work is in very early stages, but we hope that by measuring unique sugars it may be possible to develop diagnostic tools or therapeutic agents to specifically target them," Hakansson said....
Study suggests use of stem cell transplantation is beneficial treatment of type 1 diabetes
...lts from a cell-mediated autoimmune attack against pancreatic
beta cells. At the time of clinical diagnosis, approximately 60 percent to 80 percent of the beta-cell mass has been destroyed, according to background information in the article. Beta-cell preservation has been shown to be an important target in the...
Diet and lifestyle -- In the cancer fight, eating well is the best revenge
...od alone, the researchers say. Flavonols and pancreatic
cancer risk: The Multiethnic Cohort Study: Abstra...nd that a diet high in flavonols might help reduce pancreatic
cancer risk, especially in smokers. These compounds are generally ubiquitous in plant-based foods, ...
Johns Hopkins develops pancreas cancer risk model
...d higher risk scores for individuals who developed pancreatic
cancer than for those who remained disease free. Current practices for identifying pancreatic
cancer risk without the new model are slightly better than a coin toss at 61 percent, but PancPRO co...
Dua anti-reflux stent relieves GI upper cancer distress
...unctions and death. About 30,000 new patients with pancreatic
cancer and 4,000 new cases of bile duct cancer are diagnosed in the United States each year, most frequently in older people. Surgery to remove the tumors is generally the best treatment, but often the disease has progressed too far to consider surg...
Jefferson pharmacologist says biomarker discovery bodes well for better cancer diagnostics
... help distinguish between chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic
cancer and gauge who will do well with cancer trea...in distinguishing between chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic
cancer and may be able to tell which pancreatic
cancer patients will live longer than others. In hum...
Molecular marker may help identify pancreatic cancer, and possibly predict survival time
...n differentiating between chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic
cancer and may be able to distinguish long and short term survival time for patients with pancreatic
cancer, according to an article in the May 2 issue of JAMA. Pancreatic cancer is a lethal disease,...
Swedish snus much safer than smoking but linked to pancreatic cancer
... But users of Snus are twice as likely to contract pancreatic
cancer than never-smokers. The findings are revea...snus users were around twice as likely to contract pancreatic
cancer than never-smokers. But smokers were still more likely to contract pancreatic
cancer than snu...
Use of Swedish 'snus' is linked to a doubled risk of pancreatic cancer
...et. Tobacco smoking is a known risk factor for pancreatic
cancer, which is an unusually malignant form of th...ng to our data, eight or nine of them will develop pancreatic
cancer, as opposed to four amongst those who use neither product. But 9,991 wont, so the odds arent ...
Targeted, oral agent Enzastaurin shows favorable results
...reast cancer, first-line glioblastoma, ovarian and pancreatic
cancers, as well as other solid tumors. Specifical...ncer cell lines, testing for growth suppression in pancreatic
cancer, as well as dosage testing on other solid tumors. Through a constant stream of innovation...
Pancreatic surgery riskier for obese patients
...f post-operative complications for patients having pancreatic
surgery, a surgeon at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital has found. A study of 202 pancreatic
surgeries from 2000 to 2005 indicates obese patients had an increased time on the operating table, b...
Future therapies for stroke may block cell death
...ase inhibitors they have designed show promise for pancreatic
cancer, while yet another, in work performed at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, may be effective against malaria. "This is a new area of drug discovery for the 22nd century," Kozikowski said....
Speeding up CT scans with cellphone technology, ultrasound warning signal for breast cancer
...e a viable treatment option for liver, stomach and pancreatic
cancers, which currently must be treated with surgery, drugs, or internal radioactive seeds in most cases. The hybrid device could also improve results for all cancer patients receiving radiation therapy. Using a process called Advanced Real-Tim...
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