Bigfoot Takes a Big Step Closer to Market with $55M Financing
Bigfoot Biomedical hasn't let the coronavirus pandemic stand in the way of bringing its injection-based digitized insulin dosing platform to the U.S. market. If anything, CEO Jeffrey Brewer says the pandemic has "only crystalized the need for medical solutions like ours that facilitate remote care, remote support, and home delivery." The company has raised a total of $55 million to close its series C equity financing. Abbott led the round with support from existing investors, including Quadrant Capital Advisors, Senvest Capital, Janus Henderson, and Cormorant Asset Management, along with n...
Source: MDDI - June 3, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Tags: Business R & D Source Type: news

AI boosts assessment of cancer treatment response
Artificial intelligence (AI) software can significantly enhance assessment...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI can aid radiologists in detecting pancreatic cancer Quantitative analysis of CT predicts COVID-19 outcomes fMRI-based machine learning helps predict coma outcomes Can machine-learning models predict IR outcomes? AI boosts CT's COVID-19 diagnostic performance (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 3, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Identifying Patients With Pancreatic Cancer Likely to Respond Identifying Patients With Pancreatic Cancer Likely to Respond
Identification of DNA repair mutations singles out patients with advanced pancreatic cancer who respond best to first-line platinum chemotherapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

AI can aid radiologists in detecting pancreatic cancer
An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm helped radiologists from Taiwan improve...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ASTRO updates guidance on pancreatic cancer CT perfusion shows promising utility in cancer treatment Cinematic rendering tops CT to visualize patient anatomy Can radiomics detect pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma? Case report: Necrotizing pancreatitis after SAE (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 1, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

AstraZeneca-Merck Lynparza gets EMA's positive recommendation
Drugmakers AstraZeneca Plc and Merck& Co Inc said on Monday their blockbluster cancer drug, Lynparza, has received positive recommendation from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) as a maintenance treatment for a form of pancreatic cancer. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The human tumor microbiome is composed of tumor type-specific intracellular bacteria
Bacteria were first detected in human tumors more than 100 years ago, but the characterization of the tumor microbiome has remained challenging because of its low biomass. We undertook a comprehensive analysis of the tumor microbiome, studying 1526 tumors and their adjacent normal tissues across seven cancer types, including breast, lung, ovary, pancreas, melanoma, bone, and brain tumors. We found that each tumor type has a distinct microbiome composition and that breast cancer has a particularly rich and diverse microbiome. The intratumor bacteria are mostly intracellular and are present in both cancer and immune cells. W...
Source: ScienceNOW - May 28, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nejman, D., Livyatan, I., Fuks, G., Gavert, N., Zwang, Y., Geller, L. T., Rotter-Maskowitz, A., Weiser, R., Mallel, G., Gigi, E., Meltser, A., Douglas, G. M., Kamer, I., Gopalakrishnan, V., Dadosh, T., Levin-Zaidman, S., Avnet, S., Atlan, T., Cooper, Z. A Tags: Medicine, Diseases, Microbiology r-articles Source Type: news

CU Anschutz surgeons study guidelines for treating cancer patients during pandemic
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) Today, new research published in Annals of Surgery from the University of Colorado Department of Surgery at the Anschutz Medical Campus provides guidance on clinical decision-making in regards to treating pancreatic cancer patients during the covid-19 pandemic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mesothelioma Specialist Brings HIPEC Expertise to Stanford
Surgical oncologist and mesothelioma specialist Dr. Byrne Lee spent close to a decade in Southern California, building a well-respected peritoneal surface malignancy program at City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center. He wants to build a bigger and better one now — second to none — almost 400 miles away. The quest is well underway. Lee, 45, joined the renowned Stanford Cancer Institute in October 2019 with a well-defined vision: Helping an elite academic institution become even better with a program for a previously underserved population. “I had a great career in Los Angeles. I’m proud of that pro...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 26, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

Platinum Therapy May Up Survival in Pancreatic Cancer With DNA Repair Defects
TUESDAY, May 26, 2020 -- For patients with advanced-stage pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), those with homologous recombination deficiency (HRD) have improved survival with first-line (1L) platinum treatment, according to a study published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 26, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Use of PERT in Chronic Pancreatitis and Pancreatic Cancer Use of PERT in Chronic Pancreatitis and Pancreatic Cancer
Is pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy being underutilized in patients with chronic pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Optimizing Treatment for Patients with Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer, DNA Repair Defects
Researchers found that patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer who had germline or somatic mutations in DNA repair genes had better clinical outcomes after platinum-based chemotherapy. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - May 24, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Hannah Slater Source Type: news

Platinum-based chemo may improve survival for some metastatic pancreatic cancer patients
(American Association for Cancer Research) Patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer who had germline or somatic mutations in DNA repair genes had better clinical outcomes after platinum-based chemotherapy, as compared with patients without these mutations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 22, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

$5.75M grant to help researchers study role of obesity in development of pancreatic cancer
A team of researchers from theUCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and peer institutions has been awarded a $5.75 milliongrant from the National Cancer Institute to study the correlation between obesity, inflammation and pancreatic cancer. The scientists hope their findings may help people avoid getting this cancer.“We know that the biological mechanisms of obesity, such as inflammation, can lead to the development of pancreatic cancer,” said Dr. Guido Eibl, professor-in-residence in the department of surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and a Jonsson Cancer Center researcher. “...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 21, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

$5.75M grant to help researchers study role of obesity in development of pancreatic cancer
(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) A team of researchers from the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and peer institutions has been awarded a $5.75 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to study the correlation between obesity, inflammation and pancreatic cancer. The scientists hope their findings may help people avoid getting this cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 20, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The Association Between Body Mass Index and Pancreatic Cancer The Association Between Body Mass Index and Pancreatic Cancer
This study examined how body mass index influences the risk of pancreatic cancer. Does age play a role?American Journal of Epidemiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Why pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma is so lethal
(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory) Pancreatic ductal carcinoma is a fast growing and invasive cancer, and now scientists understand the molecular dance that makes it so deadly. CSHL researchers discovered factors that allow a pancreatic cell to lose its identity, turn into an aggressive cancer cell, and recruit surrounding cells to help it invade more effectively. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 19, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Study reveals disparity between fibroblasts of different pancreatic diseases
(Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund) Fibroblasts present in different pancreatic diseases are genetically distinct and their functions are 'programmed' by the unique environment of each disease, according to new research from the University of Liverpool (UK). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

First screening test for detecting lymph node metastasis in pancreatic cancer patients
(City of Hope) For years, surgeons have operated on pancreatic cancer patients to remove what they thought was a localized tumor only to discover that the disease had spread to other, inoperable parts of the body. Now, a City of Hope molecular scientist thinks he may have found a way to prevent ineffective surgeries and prolong the lives of these patients. Unlike breast, skin or prostate cancer, there is no standard-of-care screening test for pancreatic cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 15, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

GI Supply Launches New Device to Reduce Necrotic Tissue and Pancreatic Blood Fluids
Piranha LC Aspiration Catheter reduces risk of exposure with a closed system design MECHANICSBURG, Pa., May 14, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- GI Supply today announced the launch of the Piranha LC (Luminal Clearance) Aspiration Cath... Devices, Surgery, Product Launch GI Supply, Piranha LC, Aspiration Catheter, necrotizing pancreatitis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Clinical Significance of the Maximum BMI Before Onset of T2D Clinical Significance of the Maximum BMI Before Onset of T2D
Could maximum BMI before onset of diabetes possibly predict pancreatic beta-cell function?Journal of the Endocrine Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

A CNIO-led European study confirms diabetes type 3c as an early manifestation of pancreatic cancer
(Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncol ó gicas (CNIO)) Defining risk populations is crucial to be able to carry out diagnostic tests that reveal the presence of the pancreatic as early as possible. The CNIO team confirms that a high percentage of cases of diabetes type 3c is caused by this type of cancer; this finding should prompt further research to allow these patients to enter in early pancreatic cancer diagnosis interventions to increase their survival rate. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 13, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

DFG to fund three new research units and one new clinical research unit
(Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) Topics range from networks and pancreatic cancer to being Catholic in the German Federal Republic; approximately € 17 million for first funding period. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pancreatic cancer symptoms: The warning sign you could easily mistake for a cold
PANCREATIC cancer rarely produces symptoms in the early stages so it can be hard to pick up. When the cancer advances, however, you may experience cold-like symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Activating an estrogen receptor can stop pancreatic cancer cells from growing
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Activating a receptor found on the surface of many normal and cancer tissues can not only stop pancreatic cancer from growing but may also make tumors more visible to the immune system and thus more susceptible to modern immunotherapy (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 4, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Improved Risk Models Identify People at Higher than Normal Risk of Pancreatic Cancer
Researchers demonstrated that risk models that include established clinical, genetic, and circulating factors are better able to identify people at significantly higher than normal risk of pancreatic cancer over those using clinical factors alone. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - May 2, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Hannah Slater Source Type: news

Travel cards could help radiopharma patients avoid delays
Patients who undergo radiation treatment with lutetium-177 DOTATATE for neuroendocrine...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SNMMI: PSMA-PET helps guide prostate cancer therapy Health Canada OKs AAA's Lutathera agent Novel PET tracer shows promise for neuroendocrine tumors Theranostic approach could aid pancreatic cancer patients SNMMI: PET prostate image lands Image of the Year honors (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 29, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

C-Path receives letter of support from EMA on type 1 diabetes biomarker initiative
(Critical Path Institute (C-Path)) The Critical Path Institute today announced that its Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) Consortium has received a letter of support from the European Medicines Agency to facilitate the development and validation of the proposed regulatory qualification of pancreatic islet autoantibodies commonly used in clinical practice to diagnose T1D: insulin autoantibodies, glutamic acid decarboxylase 65, and insulinoma antigen-2 autoantibodies as enrichment biomarkers for T1D clinical trials. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Kidney Cancer Destination Could Guide Treatment Decisions Moving Forward
A recent study examined pancreatic metastases to understand why patients with this particular kidney cancer have better prognoses, and sought to characterize the clinical behavior, therapeutic implications, and underlying biology of this type of cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - April 27, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Matthew Fowler Source Type: news

Chronic Pancreatitis: Overview Video Chronic Pancreatitis: Overview Video
Chronic pancreatitis is a long-standing inflammation, atrophy, or calcification of the pancreas. This video covers key aspects of presentation, diagnosis, and treatment.Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Commentary Source Type: news

Yale Cancer Center study points to obesity as a driver of pancreatic cancer
New research finds that hormones released from the pancreas itself can advance the cancer — and that weight loss can stop this process in its early stages. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 22, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

UK Oncologist Proposes Novel Treatment for Mesothelioma
Medical oncologist Dr. Angus Dalgleish never did like standard of care treatment for pleural mesothelioma cancer, even when he reluctantly recommended it in the past. He believes now there is something better. Dalgleish, of St. George’s Hospital, University of London, recently published a case report detailing a novel treatment regimen that turned a six-month life expectancy for one patient into a six-year survival. The treatment involved a series of anti-inflammatories that included low-dose naltrexone, vitamin D3 supplements and the vaccine IMM-101, which heightens a patient’s own immune response. “Init...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - April 22, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

Clinical, Genetic, Biomarker Model IDs Risk for Pancreatic Cancer
WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2020 -- A model that includes data on clinical and genetic factors and circulating biomarkers may improve risk discrimination for pancreatic cancer, according to a study published online April 22 in Cancer Epidemiology,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New risk prediction model could identify those at higher risk of pancreatic cancer
(American Association for Cancer Research) A risk prediction model that combined genetic and clinical factors with circulating biomarkers identified people at significantly higher than normal risk of pancreatic cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pancreatic cancer cells hijack basic cell mechanism to evade immunotherapy
(NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine) Pancreatic cancer cells use a normal waste removal process to hide tags on their surfaces that would otherwise let the immune system destroy them, a new study finds. Published online April 22 in Nature, the study results help to answer a longstanding question: why are pancreatic cancers so resistant to immunotherapies, which use the body's own immune defenses to fight cancer? (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 22, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Pancreatic cancer symptoms: Four signs in your stools that could signal the deadly disease
Pancreatic cancer symptoms don't usually occur in the early stages, which makes spotting symptoms when they do appear very important. In some cases pancreatic cancer can affect a person's bowel movements - here are four signs to look for in your stools. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Daily Aspirin Tied to Lower Risk of Various Digestive Cancers
Regular aspirin use was associated with a reduced risk for colon, rectal, stomach, esophageal, liver, gallbladder and pancreatic cancers. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Colon and Colorectal Cancer Pancreatic Cancer Liver Cancer Aspirin Esophageal Cancer Gallbladder Stomach Cancer Source Type: news

Death rates from prostate cancer predicted to decline overall in EU but rise in Poland
(European Society for Medical Oncology) Death rates from prostate cancer are predicted to fall in 2020 in the EU, largely due to better diagnosis and treatment, according to new research published in the leading cancer journal Annals of Oncology. Death rates from lung and pancreatic cancers continue to rise in women. A total of 1.4 million people are predicted to die from all cancers by the end of 2020. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pancreatic cancer: New blood test can spot early sings of disease
A NEW blood test can detect early signs of pancreatic cancer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blood Test Might Spot Pancreatic Cancer Early
Title: Blood Test Might Spot Pancreatic Cancer EarlyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/16/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/17/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - April 17, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Mysterious tuft cells found to play role in pancreatitis
(Salk Institute) A team of Salk scientists led by Professor Geoffrey Wahl and Staff Scientist Kathleen DelGiorno has uncovered the formation of tuft cells during pancreatitis and the surprising role of these cells in immunity, using mouse models of pancreatitis. The findings could lead to the development of new biomarkers to test for pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 17, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Regular Aspirin Use and Reduced Risk of Pancreatic, Liver Cancer Regular Aspirin Use and Reduced Risk of Pancreatic, Liver Cancer
Regular aspirin use was associated with a reduced risk of cancer at all gastrointestinal sites, including pancreatic and hepatobiliary cancers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - April 16, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Blood Test Might Spot Pancreatic Cancer Early
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 16, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology, Oncology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Blood Test Might Spot Pancreatic Cancer Early
THURSDAY, April 16, 2020 -- Pancreatic cancer is known as a " silent killer " because it's often detected far too late. But there's hope a new blood test may be able to spot the most common type of pancreatic tumor in its early stages. In a small... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 16, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Blood test may help doctors catch pancreatic cancer early
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) A blood test may be able to detect the most common form of pancreatic cancer while it is still in its early stages while also helping doctors accurately stage a patient's disease and guide them to the appropriate treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 16, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Aspirin linked to reduction in risk of several cancers of the digestive tract
(European Society for Medical Oncology) The largest and most comprehensive analysis to date of the link between aspirin and cancers of the digestive tract has shown that it is associated not only with a significant reduction in the risk of developing bowel cancer but also of several other cancers that almost invariably fatal, such as pancreatic and liver cancers. The study is published in Annals of Oncology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 15, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Pancreatic cancer symptoms: Pain in these two areas of the body could be a sign
PANCREATIC cancer is usually not picked up until the cancer has advanced so unfortunately it can be difficult to treat. It is still imperative to watch out for the warning signs, which include pain in two areas of the body. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pancreatic cancer symptoms: The warning sign in your stools to watch out for
PANCREATIC cancer symptoms can be vague or non-existent in the initial stages. When they do appear, there are a number of warning signs that may show up in your stools. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: The major warning in your feet due to blood sugar levels being too high
TYPE 2 diabetes is a condition where the insulin the pancreas makes can't work properly creating dire effects to one's health. Noticing this problem in your foot could be a warning sign that you're at risk of developing the dangerous condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Differences by race/ethnicity in stage at diagnosis, treatment, survival for cancers
(JAMA Network) Data for 950,000 black, white, Asian and Hispanic patients in the U.S. diagnosed with prostate, ovarian, breast, stomach, pancreatic, lung, liver, esophageal, or colorectal cancers were analyzed to examine differences by race and ethnicity in stage at diagnosis, use of therapy, overall survival and cancer-specific survival. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 8, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Pancreatic cancer blocked by disrupting cellular pH balance
(Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute) Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys have found a new way to kill pancreatic cancer cells by disrupting their pH equilibrium. The study, published in Cancer Discovery, reports how depleting an ion transport protein lowers the pH to a point that compromises pancreatic cancer cell growth. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 7, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news