Oncology & Cancer

Should men be concerned about prostate cancer?

Prostate cancer is the second-most diagnosed cancer in men after skin cancer. Approximately 1 of 9 men in the U.S. will get prostate cancer in his lifetime. Most men diagnosed with the disease won't die from it. More than ...

Oncology & Cancer

Changing the outlook for pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer often is hidden and doesn't cause symptoms until it has spread. It is a leading cause of cancer deaths in the world.

Genetics

Internal clocks drive beta cell regeneration

Certain body parts, such as the skin or liver, can repair themselves after damage. Cell regeneration is the phenomenon by which cells that are still functional proliferate to compensate for cellular damage. For the past 30 ...

Diabetes

Novel therapy approach for hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia

A new method to treat hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia has proven highly selective in targeting lesions and effective in slowing tumor growth, according to research published in the November issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. ...

Oncology & Cancer

Precision chemo-immunotherapy for pancreatic cancer?

Pancreatic cancer is highly lethal: according to the National Cancer Institute, only about 10 percent of patients remain alive five years after diagnosis. Now, a preclinical study from the lab of Marsha Moses, Ph.D. at Boston ...

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Pancreas

The pancreas /ˈpæŋkriəs/ is a gland organ in the digestive and endocrine system of vertebrates. It is both an endocrine gland producing several important hormones, including insulin, glucagon, and somatostatin, as well as a digestive organ, secreting pancreatic juice containing digestive enzymes that assist the absorption of nutrients and the digestion in the small intestine. These enzymes help to further break down the carbohydrates, proteins, and lipids in the chyme.

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