Pancreatic Cancer

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News: Pancreatic Cancer

Cyberknife kills the tumours surgeons dare not cut out  -  23 Nov 2009
Daily MailI didn't suspect anything sinister but two days later - a day my family calls black Wednesday - I was told I had pancreatic cancer. ...

Join fight against the deadliest cancer  -  23 Nov 2009
Livingston DailyThis November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. I encourage you to visit www.knowitfightitendit.org to learn how to take action against the ...

Sky Foundation, Inc. Raises More Than $100000 To Find a Test for Early ...  -  23 Nov 2009
dBusinessNews Detroit (press release)We have raised more than $100000 and educated many people on the perils of pancreatic cancer. Our mission is to fund research to discover a blood test to ...

Cellvizio's in Vivo Microscopic Images Depict Easily-Recognizable Features of ...  -  23 Nov 2009
GlobeNewsWire (press release)Pancreatic cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells are found in the tissues of the pancreas. Depending on the extent of the cancer at the time ...

Big prizes on line at Seena Magowitz Golf Classic  -  23 Nov 2009
Furniture TodayAll proceeds from the auction will go toward pancreatic cancer research. The winning bidder can pick the car from their nearest Volkswagen dealership. ...

Rep. Frank Pallone: Mammogram study shouldn't affect health care debate  -  23 Nov 2009
The Star-Ledger - NJ.comMy mother died of pancreatic cancer last December. She went to five different hospitals, and each time I tried to bring them the previous diagnostic test, ...

CytRx: Technical Breakout Imminent  -  23 Nov 2009
Seeking Alpha (blog)In addition, the Company has announced that INNO-206 has demonstrated statistically significant results in animal models of breast cancer, pancreatic cancer ...

Study highlights from November issue of GIE: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy  -  23 Nov 2009
ScienceBlog.com (blog)...chemicals and differ in clinical behavior and prognosis than the more common type of pancreatic cancer of the pancreas glands (adenocarcinoma). ...

Scrubbing In: Drug working wonders on cancer and clouded vision  -  23 Nov 2009
Philadelphia InquirerFifty anti-angiogenesis drugs are under development, including for patients with pancreatic cancer. And 10 angiogenesis inhibitors have been approved. ...

Niemi: 'swayze knew he would die'  -  23 Nov 2009
IBTimesThe Ghost star lost his battle with pancreatic cancer in September (09), less than two years after doctors discovered he was suffering from the deadly ...

Brother, sister spread $1.5 million in their estate to places and events ...  -  23 Nov 2009
Plain DealerSteve Coso, executor of the will, recalled the day Schmuck left the Cleveland Clinic after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. "He wasn't feeling sorry ...

Kevin Pietersen and Jessica Taylor expecting their first baby  -  23 Nov 2009
Daily MailThe usual profile for pancreatic cancer is a man over 60 who drinks a lot. Anita gave up alcohol nine years ago.' Nearly a year after the death of banker ...

Candye Kane  -  23 Nov 2009
LA WeeklyNot only has she recovered from pancreatic cancer, she's used the stuff of that awful experience to infuse the lyrics of original songs like "Hey! ...

Strike Out Lung Cancer aims to raise awareness  -  23 Nov 2009
The Spartan DailySestili said November is not only a month to spread awareness for lung cancer, but it is also Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month, as well as Diabetes ...

Rare Pancreatic Cancer Patients May Live Longer When Treated With Radiation ...  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
Science Daily (press release)PNT is a very rare form of pancreatic cancer that can stay confined to the liver and often cause death from liver damage. Since it is usually unable to be ...

Hero FDNY firefighter Jim Ryan, dying of pancreatic cancer, makes plea to ...  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
New York Daily NewsHis doctor thought he had gallstones, but it was pancreatic cancer, a deadly illness more common in older men. The fire department eventually agreed the ...

Valley Station community holds fundraiser for woman fighting cancer  -  ‎Nov 22, 2009‎
WAVELOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - On Saturday, the VFW Post #1181 and Ladies Auxiliary held a fundraiser for a woman fighting pancreatic cancer. ...

Plainfield students take stand against pancreatic cancer  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
New Brunswick Home News TribuneAs part of the national Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, students at Barlow Elementary School showed up ...

Mammogram guidelines worry cancer survivor  -  ‎Nov 22, 2009‎
Quad City TimesWe've had brain cancer, lung cancer, skin cancer, pancreatic cancer ... and that's just what I can remember. Thankfully, breast cancer has not menaced my ...

Pancreatic: the forgotten cancer  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
BBC NewsThere have been calls for more funding for research into pancreatic cancer because survival rates have changed little in 40 years. As BBC Scotland's health ...

Pancreatic cancer research underfunded  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
Elmira Star-GazettePancreatic cancer is in the news for causing deaths of celebrities including Professor Randy Pausch, ...

ABRAXANE® Receives Orphan Drug Status for the Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer ...  -  ‎Nov 5, 2009‎
Reuters..."As we advance our pivotal clinical trials of ABRAXANE in pancreatic cancer and melanoma, we look forward to the potential of bringing a new treatment ...

Valerie Zehl's Neighbors: Whitney Point man fights cancer, learns life lessons  -  ‎Nov 21, 2009‎
Press & Sun-BulletinHe's had time to ponder such things since pancreatic cancer stopped him in his tracks in January. It's been touch-and-go for the months since. ...

Deaths last week  -  ‎Nov 22, 2009‎
Chicago Tribune11, in Sunrise, Fla., of pancreatic cancer. Joan Blutter, 86, British-born interior designer who moved to Chicago after World War II and ran Blutter/Shiff ...

Type 2 Diabetes major risk factor for cancer  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
Food ConsumerThe study found that among people with type 2 diabetes mellitus, incidence of pancreatic cancer was three times higher than that among those without the ...

Novel genetic screen helps find pancreatobiliary cancer  -  ‎Nov 21, 2009‎
Philippine StarThe MSP analysis tested five gene sequences, and found significantly more methylated genes in the samples of patients with pancreatic cancer than in samples ...

Teen organizes 5K to help others beat cancer  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
Mooresville TribuneWhen pancreatic cancer struck close to home for 16-year-old Emily Nesbitt, the Mooresville teen decided to make ...

Students gather for pancreatic cancer vigil  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
The ExponentStudents pray for pancreatic cancer victims at the Slayer Center on Wednesday in honor of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. ...

Healthy Difference on 'Today's THV at 5': Pancreatic Cancer  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
Today's THVThis November you can raise awareness about pancreatic cancer so that together, we can all know it, fight it and end it. The pancreas is a gland, ...

Pancreatic Cancer: Know it. Fight it. End it.  -  ‎Nov 2, 2009‎
Reuters2 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is issuing a challenge to increase the ...

McAuley employee raising awareness of pancreatic cancer  -  ‎Nov 13, 2009‎
Cincinnati.comMcAuley High School alumna and employee Patty Davis Thomas, class of '77, is quietly raising awareness of pancreatic cancer this November, ...

Pancreatic cancer  -  ‎Nov 6, 2009‎
Kansas City StarIn memory of my mom, Barbara Hersh, who died from pancreatic cancer five short months after diagnosis, I would like to bring your attention to the fact that ...

UPDATE 1-SciClone to cut 17 pct US jobs, take related charge  -  ‎Oct 28, 2009‎
ReutersOn Oct. 2, the company said it discontinued the development of its experimental pancreatic cancer drug after a recommendation by a data safety monitoring ...

New Drug Blocks "Undruggable" Target in Cancer Cells  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
National Cancer Institute - NCI Cancer BulletinActivated Notch signaling has been seen in several other cancers, including lung, ovarian, and pancreatic cancer, and melanoma. “We've drugged a so-called ...

Beating the odds on cancer  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
Newark AdvertiserThe film star, Patrick Swayze, died of pancreatic cancer in September at the age of 57. He fought the disease for two years, but the cancer ...

Rancho Mirage Mayor Pro Tem Alan Seman Battling Cancer  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
KESQ3 Producer RANCHO MIRAGE - A family friend of Rancho Mirage Mayor Pro Tem, Alan Seman, confirmed Wednesday Seman is battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer. ...

Co-founder of Microsoft faces new cancer fight  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
This is LondonThe news comes just months after arch-rival Apple's founder and chief executive Steve Jobs returned to work after fighting pancreatic cancer. ...

375 run to keep focus on fighting pancreatic cancer  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
NorthJersey.comGeorge, a marathon runner, died of pancreatic cancer at 63 in 1998. This disease, known as the silent killer, has a 99 percent mortality rate. ...

Adding capecitabine to gemcitabine improved survival, response in pancreatic ...  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
HemOncTodayRoche), researchers suggested the combination be considered as a standard first-line option in locally advanced and metastatic pancreatic cancer. ...

Actor Dennis Hopper Has Prostate Cancer  -  ‎Oct 30, 2009‎
Us MagazinePatrick Swayze died of PANCREATIC cancer, not prostate cancer. that is very sad to hear....wish him the best! Patrick Swayze had pancreatic cancer, ...

Sleepy`s Fights Pancreatic Cancer with Limited Edition My Tempur-Pedic Teddy Bear  -  ‎Nov 4, 2009‎
ReutersAll net proceeds go to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, the nation`s leading pancreatic cancer advocacy organization, to help fund research for the ...

Eagles' DeSean Jackson Using Facebook To Raise Money For Cancer Research  -  ‎Nov 14, 2009‎
Bleacher ReportLast season, Jackson's father Bill was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer while the Eagles were participating in the 2009 playoffs. After he passed away last ...

Path to Alternative Therapies Is Littered With Obstacles  -  ‎Nov 13, 2009‎
New York TimesWHEN Diane Klenke was told five years ago that she had pancreatic cancer, she was given three months to live. ...

AACR: Emerging Pancreatic Cancer Treatments Evaluated Cancer conference shows ...  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
ModernMedicine19 (HealthDay News) -- Advances that could lead to new treatments for pancreatic cancer were discussed at a press briefing Nov. ...

Possible Origins Of Pancreatic Cancer Revealed  -  ‎Nov 2, 2009‎
Science Daily (press release)2, 2009) — MIT cancer biologists have identified a subpopulation of cells that can give rise to pancreatic cancer. They also found that tumors can form in ...

Drinking alcohol to reduce heart risk?  -  ‎Nov 21, 2009‎
Food ConsumerHeavy alcohol drinkers were 45 percent more likely to develop pancreatic cancer and heavy liquor drinkers were 62 percent more likely to be diagnosed with ...

Pancreatic cancer: 'Know  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
Lake Oswego ReviewI lost my beloved husband, Mark, to pancreatic cancer on June 12, 2009 – within six months of his diagnosis. He had no symptoms until it was too late for ...

Facts and figures about pancreatic cancer  -  ‎Nov 15, 2009‎
WalesOnlinePANCREATIC Cancer UK states that it can be very difficult to diagnose pancreatic cancer because the organ is so deep within the body. ...

The Hedgehog Pathway and Pancreatic Cancer  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
New England Journal of Medicine (subscription)1 Another recent study, by Olive and colleagues, 2 suggests that pancreatic cancer is a particularly good candidate for experimental treatment with hedgehog ...

NIU athletics to host honorary walk 'Miles for Myles'  -  ‎Oct 30, 2009‎
Northern Star OnlineThe 10 am run/walk for cancer awareness will honor Myles Brand, the NCAA President who died of pancreatic cancer Sept. 16. The NCAA, the Women's Basketball ...



Background information on Pancreatic Cancer [When available]

Pancreatic cancer (also called cancer of the pancreas) is represented by the growth of a malignant tumour within the small pancreas organ. Each year about 31,000 individuals in the United States are diagnosed with this condition, with more than 60,000 in Europe.

The most common form of this disease is known as adenocarcinoma of the pancreas.

A less common, and typically far less virulent form of pancreatic cancer, is called islet-cell tumor (and is sometimes also known by the term neuroendocrine tumor).

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