Alex Trebek shares PSA to raise awareness for pancreatic cancer

"I wish I had known sooner that the persistent stomach pain I experienced prior to my diagnosis was a symptom of pancreatic cancer," the "Jeopardy!" host said
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The objective response rate (ORR) was 30% (10/33), including three complete responses (CR) (9.1%) and seven partial responses (PR) (21.2%) and a disease control rate (DCR = CR + PR + SD) of 66.7% (22 of 33). The most common adverse reactions, blistering, subcutaneous fat induration, local heat-related pain, vomiting and sinus tachycardia, were observed in association with HT. IL-2, IL-4, TNF-α, and IFN-γ levels in peripheral blood were significantly increased among the clinical responders (p 
Source: International Journal of Hyperthermia - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Int J Hyperthermia Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: The liver is affected by two of the most common groups of malignant tumours: primary liver tumours and liver metastases from colorectal carcinoma. Liver metastases are significantly more common than primary liver cancer and long-term survival rates reported for patients after radical surgical treatment is approximately 50%. However, R0 resection (resection for cure) is not feasible in the majority of patients. Cryotherapy is performed with the use of an image-guided cryoprobe which delivers liquid nitrogen or argon gas to the tumour tissue. The subsequent process of freezing is associated with...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
Gluten? Lactose? Stomach pain? Digestive troubles? Way too many people suffer from gastrointestinal issues, and much less are aware of the digital technologies that can come to their aid. Did you know that digestibles could successfully replace the dreaded colonoscopy? Or have you heard about microbiome testing? What about the swarm of health apps supporting dietary restrictions? We took a deep breath and jumped into the universe of digital technologies just to bring you as much information about the future of gastroenterology as possible. Will you jump after us? IBS, colorectal cancer, and other animals Referring to...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Future of Medicine Genomics Health Sensors & Trackers diet dieting digestibles digestion digital health gastro gastroenterologist gastroenterology gastrointestinal gluten gut Innovation lactose microbiome stomach techno Source Type: blogs
ConclusionsOxaliplatin-based PIPAC appears to be a safe treatment that offers good symptom control and promising survival for patients with advanced peritoneal disease.
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
In this study, we evaluated the effect of auranofin on the radiosensitivity of intestinal epithelial cells. The treatment with a combination of 1 μM auranofin and 5 Gy ionizing radiation showed clear additive effects on caspase 3 cleavage and apoptotic DNA fragmentation in IEC-6 cells, and auranofin administration significantly aggravated the radiation-induced intestinal injury in mice. Auranofin treatment also resulted in the activation of the unfolded protein response and in the inhibition of thioredoxin reductase, which is a key component of the cellular antioxidant system. Pre-treatment with N-acetyl cysteine, a wel...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Zhi-Chao Hu1,2,3†, Zu-Cheng Luo1,2,3†, Bing-Jie Jiang1,2,3†, Xin Fu1,2,3, Jiang-Wei Xuan1,2,3, Xiao-Bin Li1,2,3, Yu-Jie Bian1,2,3, Wen-Fei Ni1,2,3* and Ji-Xin Xue1,2,3* 1Department of Orthopaedics, The Second Affiliated Hospital and Yuying Children’s Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, China 2The Second School of Medicine, Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, China 3Bone Research Institute, The Key Orthopaedic Laboratory of Zhejiang Province, Wenzhou, China Osteoarthritis (OA), defined as a long-term progressive joint disease, is characterized by cartilage impairment and ...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 29 March 2019Source: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and GastroenterologyAuthor(s): Pedro Moutinho-Ribeiro, Rodrigo Liberal, Guilherme MacedoSummaryPancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma is one of the most common causes of cancer-related deaths. Since most patients present with advanced disease, its prognosis is dismal. New and more effective therapeutic strategies are needed. Endoscopic ultrasound is currently an indispensable tool for the diagnosis and staging of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. In recent years, endoscopic ultrasound has evolved to become also a therapeutic procedure. On ...
Source: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
BOSTON (CBS) — “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek announced Wednesday that he is battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer.  A Message from Alex Trebek: pic.twitter.com/LbxcIyeTCF — Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy) March 6, 2019 The 78-year-old Trebek, who has hosted the popular quiz show since 1984, vowed to keep working and said “I plan to beat the low survival rate statistics for this disease.” WBZ-TV’s Dr. Mallika Marshall sat down with David Wade and Lisa Hughes to answer questions about this deadly cancer. What Is The Pancreas? It’s an organ that sits behind the stomach. It produces ho...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Alex Trebek Dr. Mallika Marshall Pancreatic Cancer Source Type: news
BY KATHRYN M. DEPRIMO &KHALID MALIK, MDA 30-year-old man with no previous medical history presented with one day of epigastric pain, nausea, and vomiting. He described the pain as moderate, aching, and nonradiating. He said Tylenol provided minimal relief.The patient reported vomiting four or five times since the start of his symptoms and described the vomit as yellow in color. He had no history of recent travel, recent sick contacts, trauma, pain with eating, fever, chills, shortness of breath, chest pain, headaches, dizziness, changes in bowel movements, or urination. The patient confirmed a past surgical histor...
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ConclusionsSimilar to short-term results, long-term follow-up showed no significant differences between pylorus resection compared to pylorus preservation.
Source: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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