Liposomal Irinotecan for Pancreatic Cancer: Is It Worth It? Liposomal Irinotecan for Pancreatic Cancer: Is It Worth It?
Some oncologists have called the regimen a new standard of care, while others aren ' t convinced that the new first-line pancreatic cancer regimen is worth the high cost.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 21, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Why Do Certain Patients With Pancreatic Cancer Skip Surgery? Why Do Certain Patients With Pancreatic Cancer Skip Surgery?
Weight loss during preoperative chemotherapy was one factor associated with reduced odds of undergoing surgical resection for pancreatic cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 16, 2024 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology Clinical Summary Source Type: news

Why Do Certain Patients With PDAC Forgo Surgery? Why Do Certain Patients With PDAC Forgo Surgery?
Weight loss during preoperative chemotherapy was one factor associated with reduced odds of undergoing surgical resection for pancreatic cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 16, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Clinical Summary Source Type: news

HUTCHMED Initiates Phase II/III Trial of the Combination of Surufatinib and Camrelizumab for Treatment-Na ïve Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma in Collaboration…
Almost half a million people diagnosed each year across the globe — — Collaboration based on synergistic potential of inhibiting angiogenesis and tumor-associated macrophages with HUTCHMED's surufatinib and anti-PD-1 activity with Hengrui's camrelizumab, promoting the immune response against tumor…#hutchmed #hengrui #hongkong #shanghai #nasdaqaimhcm #aphaseiiiii #pdac #phaseiiiii #dcr #weiguosu (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 14, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beyond weight loss: Bariatric surgery may reduce cancer risk
When you think about  obesity, you may not connect it to cancer. However, researchers long have suspected a link between certain cancers and weight. Among those are endometrial, ovarian, colon, liver, pancreatic and postmenopausal breast cancers, which together contribute to 15 to 20% of all cancer deaths in the U.S. Cancer risk increases with obesity More than one-third of adults in the U.S. are considered obese with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher. BMI is the measure… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 7, 2024 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Why deathbed dreams and visions can be a comfort for the dying — and those left behind
Cynthia Good's mother experienced a dream or vision as she was dying of pancreatic cancer. Researchers say these events can be a great comfort to the dying, and their loved ones. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 5, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radio/The Current Source Type: news

MicroRNAs Predict Pancreatic Cancer Risk Years in Advance MicroRNAs Predict Pancreatic Cancer Risk Years in Advance
Expression levels of several microRNAs in plasma samples can help predict the onset of pancreatic cancer up to 5 years prior to clinical diagnosis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - May 3, 2024 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology Clinical Summary Source Type: news

Joel Habener, Dan Drucker, Svetlana Mojsov and Jens Juul Holst
Newly powerful weight-loss drugs became the biggest story in health in the past year—and Dr. Jens Juul Holst, Dr. Joel Habener, Svetlana Mojsov, and Dr. Daniel Drucker played pivotal roles in making those medications possible. The scientists conducted the early work, beginning in the 1970s, on glucagon-like peptides, or GLPs, that first transformed the treatment of diabetes and now that of obesity.  [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] As with many groundbreaking medical developments, it was a group effort. Holst, at the University of Copenhagen (where he’s now professor of endocrinology and me...
Source: TIME: Health - May 2, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Accolades franchise Magazine Special Project sponsorshipblock time100health2024 Source Type: news

Automatic organ segmentation model available for testing with pediatric CTs
Researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) have developed and validated an abdominal organ segmentation model and made it available as an open-source application for further research and potential clinical deployment in pediatrics, according to an article published in the American Journal of Roentgenology on May 1. After testing a number of different deep-learning algorithms, first author Elanchezhian Somasundaram, PhD, from the departments of radiology and pediatrics at CCHMC, reported that transfer-learning models -- algorithms trained on heterogeneous public datasets and then fine-tuned using ...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 2, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Liz Carey Tags: Artificial Intelligence Image Processing Pediatric Radiology Source Type: news

The Shape of Cilia
Three dimensional images of human pancreatic islet cells provide an unprecedented view of the enigmatic primary cilia. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - May 1, 2024 Category: Science Tags: Magazine Issue Source Type: news

Teenager with rare terminal pancreatic cancer reveals what it is like to have just two months left to live
Richard, a 19-year-old Reddit user, posted an Ask Me Anything thread about living with terminal pancreatic cancer, the third-deadliest form of the disease in the US. He said he has 'no regrets.' (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 30, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diagnostics firm moves HQ from Boston to North Carolina seeking lower costs
A Swedish company focused on pancreatic cancer is setting up operations in Research Triangle Park after significantly reducing its workforce. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 30, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Zac Ezzone Source Type: news

Is Ozempic the New Anti-Inflammatory Wonder Drug?
Nearly a decade ago, a thin, soft-spoken twenty-something woman named Megan walked into my office and presented me with a meticulous hand-written file containing her gastrointestinal history. The file included descriptions of her initial diagnosis of Crohn’s disease as a teenager, the multiple operations she had endured to remove diseased parts of her bowels, and the array of symptoms she suffered with, including nausea, a dozen bowel movements a day, and a total reliance on nutrition obtained through her veins, known as total parenteral nutrition (TPN). Instead of twenty feet of small intestines that most people hav...
Source: TIME: Health - April 30, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Shilpa Ravella Tags: Uncategorized freelance Source Type: news

Diagnostics firm moves HQ to North Carolina seeking lower costs
A Swedish company focused on pancreatic cancer is setting up operations in Research Triangle Park after significantly reducing its workforce. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 29, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Zac Ezzone Source Type: news

Why Your Breakfast Should Start with a Vegetable
Before the pandemic, Barbara Senich, a retiree from Chapel Hill, N.C., was diagnosed with prediabetes, meaning the sugar levels in her blood put her at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. The source of that blood sugar was sweet foods, grains, and other carbohydrates. She says she thought about them every 30 seconds, leading to constant snacking. Today, she’s cut her cravings and blood sugar partly by changing how she eats. But Senich didn’t ditch the carbs. She changed the order in which she has them. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] Researchers have recently found that eating certain foods...
Source: TIME: Health - April 29, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matt Fuchs Tags: Uncategorized Evergreen freelance healthscienceclimate Source Type: news