News tagged with pancreas cancer
Scientists have identified a gene that slows the spread of pancreatic cancer tumours, paving the way for targeted treatment of one of the deadliest forms of the disease, said a paper published Sunday.
Cancer Apr 29, 2012 | 5 / 5 (7) | 0
Solving part of a medical mystery, researchers at the University of California, San Francisco have established a link between molecules found in an inflamed pancreas and the early formation of pancreatic cancer a discovery ...
Cancer Apr 11, 2011 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
(AP) -- Pancreatic cancer is notoriously lethal - there are almost as many deaths from it each year as there are new cases. The deaths this week of Apple founder Steve Jobs and Nobelist Ralph Steinman bring ...
Cancer Oct 08, 2011 | 3.8 / 5 (4) | 0
An unexpected discovery of how the body controls cell death has revealed a potential new therapeutic target.
Medical research Jun 14, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Jack Andraka catapulted from being a typical US teenager unaware of the pancreas to one with a cheap way to detect cancer in the organ before it turns deadly.
Cancer Feb 28, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 1
(Medical Xpress) -- Stellate cells, a type of cell in the pancreas which normally helps the body respond to damage or disease of the pancreas, can act as a double agent when it comes to cancer.
Cancer May 30, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Pancreas cancer tumors spread quickly and are notoriously resistant to treatment, making them among the deadliest of malignancies. Their resistance to chemotherapy stems in part from a unique biological barrier the tumor ...
Cancer Mar 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Those who smoke and drink heavily may develop pancreatic cancer at an earlier age than those who don't, according to a study led by a University of Michigan Health System gastroenterologist.
Cancer Oct 01, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—A gene with a colorful name – mindbomb 1 – plays a key role far beyond the brain. New research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis shows that mindbomb 1 may be ...
Genetics Apr 05, 2013 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Timing is everything. That's especially true when it comes to the activation of enzymes created by the pancreas to break down food. When the timing is right, those enzymes are activated only when they reach the gut, where ...
Medical research Apr 07, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Cancers of the gut, stomach and pancreas could be detected much sooner with a simple urine test, research suggests.
Cancer Jun 09, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1 |
The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene is essential for KRAS-driven pancreatic cancer development, according to study results presented at the Second AACR International Conference on Frontiers in Basic Cancer Research, ...
Cancer Sep 15, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital surgeons found that a carefully-selected surgical care check list of 12 measures reduced Whipple procedure wound infections by nearly 50 percent.
Other Oct 26, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Non-invasive imaging detects prostate cancer earlier than ever before, but can't accurately distinguish between malignant and benign disease. According to Lawson Health Research Institute's Drs. John Lewis and Len Luyt, a ...
Cancer Dec 08, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
Understanding why immune cells, called T-cells, attack the body is vital in the war against autoimmune diseases like diabetes. University of Alberta researcher Troy Baldwin is a step closer to understanding why the body's ...
Immunology Mar 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |