Pancreatic CancerInfo Center
Molecular Feedback Found in Pancreatic Cancer
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma is the worst, and unfortunately, the most common form of pancreatic cancer. Researchers are getting a grip on what makes this cancer so aggressive.
Molecular Way to Control Pancreatic Cancer
Cancer can be thought of as a series of tiny molecular mistakes adding up until the situation is out of control. New research has detailed the specifics of the process occurring in pancreatic cancer.
Dual Therapies for Treating Pancreatic Cancer
Currently, there's only one chemotherapy agent being used to treat pancreatic cancer. Gemzar (gemcitabine) works for some patients, but not others.
New Blood Test Detects Pancreatic Cancer Earlier
Pancreatic cancer is difficult to treat because it is generally not discovered until it has already metastasized. A new test may help detect pancreatic cancer in the early stages.
Enlightened Prostate & Pancreatic Cancer Possiblities
Laser light has a number of medical applications. In the oncology world, it's mainly used in combination with drugs to treat skin cancer. The horizon is opening up, though, for this technology.
Pancreatic Cancer Overuns Ben Gazarra
Stage, screen and television actor Ben Gazarra , has died of pancreatic cancer, an illness he had been battling for some time. He was 81. Gazarra is best known for his big screen roles in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," "Anatomy of a Murder" and "The Big Lebowski ." He also appeared in the television series "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and was the lead in the 1960s series “Run for Your Life.” Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest of all malignancies. It often starts silently, giving no warning of its menacing ways. The pancreas is both an organ and a gland. Its ...
Cancer Loves Red Meat
Hot dogs slathered with chili. Brats and beer. Eggs and bacon. A hamburger and fries. These are all delicacies of the American cuisine. These meats are also about as unhealthy as anything you can eat for a number of reasons, including a new one.
Cancer's "Cellular Orchestra Conductor"
Changes in cell biology are at the heart of cancer. Specifically, when our genes go off key, the cacophony of cancer blares. Scientists are now learning how these genes are reprogrammed.
Pancreatic Cancer: a Family Matter?
Any research advancement in understanding more about the difficult-to-treat cancer of the pancreas is good news. Researchers are uncovering some interesting facets of this disease, a discovery that could lead to new screening methods.
Extending Life of People with Pancreatic Cancer
Pancreatic cancer is one of the toughest forms of cancer to treat and beat. Progress is being made, though, in slowing the most serious form of the disease.