High Cost of Pancreatic Enzymes a Barrier for Patients With Cancer High Cost of Pancreatic Enzymes a Barrier for Patients With Cancer
These products are often essential for the treatment of pancreatic cancer, but out-of-pocket costs for a 30-day supply on Medicare can reach $1000 or more.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - January 26, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Researchers develop virus-based treatment platform to fight pancreatic cancer
(Queen Mary University of London) Researchers from Queen Mary University of London and Zhengzhou University have developed a powerful therapeutic platform that uses a modified virus for the treatment of pancreatic cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 26, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Opioid Use May Contribute to Risk for Pancreatic Cancer
At the state level, opioid death rate at four years prior predicted the initial incidence of pancreatic cancer (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 22, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pharmacy, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Opioid Use May Contribute to Risk for Pancreatic Cancer
FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2021 -- Opioid use seems to contribute to the increasing incidence of pancreatic cancer (PC) in the United States, according to a study published online Jan. 6 in PLOS ONE. Usman Barlass, M.D., from Rush University Medical Center... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 22, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Novel target identified that could improve safety of therapy for pancreatic cancer
(Queen Mary University of London) Researchers from Queen Mary University of London, have identified a protein that may represent a novel therapeutic target for the treatment of pancreatic cancer. Using this protein as a target, the team successfully created a CAR T cell therapy - a type of immunotherapy - that killed pancreatic cancer cells in a pre-clinical model. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 22, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New Standard for Borderline Resectable Pancreatic Cancer New Standard for Borderline Resectable Pancreatic Cancer
Neoadjuvant mFOLFIRINOX was associated with favorable overall survival compared to historical data, but the addition of hypofractionated radiotherapy did not improve outcomes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

New Standard for Borderline Resectable Pancreatic Cancer New Standard for Borderline Resectable Pancreatic Cancer
Neoadjuvant mFOLFIRINOX was associated with favorable overall survival compared to historical data, but the addition of hypofractionated radiotherapy did not improve outcomes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - January 20, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Celebrity Deaths: Stars and Famous People We've Lost in 2021
Master illusionist Fischbacher has died of pancreatic cancer, about eight months after his partner, Roy Horn, passed away from COVID-19 complications. ... When Siegfried and Roy did a magic show on... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - January 15, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Siegfried Fischbacher of Siegfried and Roy dead at 81
He was reportedly terminally ill with pancreatic cancer and recently underwent an operation to remove a tumor (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is there a place for whole-body cancer screening?
A whole-body imaging cancer screening program could be an effective way to...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PET/MRI, CT predict pancreatic cancer treatment response PET/MRI ups lesion detection by 15% for some cancers What's whole-body CT's place in trauma imaging? Unique PET/CT video shows real-time blood, cardiac motion Can FDG-PET/MRI replace biopsy in breast cancer cases? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 12, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Prognosis Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer Survival Rate
How Long Do You Have to Live with Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - January 11, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Alex Trebek's final "Jeopardy!" episode ends with sentimental tribute
A video tribute to the host closed Friday's episode of the quiz show, the final one that Trebek taped before pancreatic cancer claimed... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The link between opioid medication and pancreatic cancer
(Rush University Medical Center) Using Center for Disease Control's national population health and cancer statistics datasets, Rush University Medical Center researchers determined that a state's opioid death rate significantly predicted the trend in the incidence of pancreatic cancer years later. This is the first study showing opioid use may be a risk factor contributing to the increasing incidence of pancreatic cancer (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 6, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

The Lustgarten Foundation and the AACR establish two new career development awards
(American Association for Cancer Research) The Lustgarten Foundation and the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) have established two new career development awards for early-career female and underrepresented pancreatic cancer researchers, representing a generous commitment of the Lustgarten Foundation of up to $1.8 million. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 6, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Incidence and Survival Trends of Stage 1A Pancreatic Cancer Incidence and Survival Trends of Stage 1A Pancreatic Cancer
What have we learned in recent years about the incidence of stage 1 pancreatic cancer and the overall survival of these patients?Journal of the National Cancer Institute (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Olathe biotech startup TVAX clears FDA hurdles for treatments to combat deadly cancers
In partnership with a California company, TVAX Biomedical Inc. developed an immunotherapy treatment for pancreatic cancer. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - December 15, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Ellen Cagle Source Type: news

Olathe biotech startup TVAX clears FDA hurdles for treatments to combat deadly cancers
In partnership with a California company, TVAX Biomedical Inc. developed an immunotherapy treatment for pancreatic cancer. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 15, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ellen Cagle Source Type: news

PET/MRI, CT predict pancreatic cancer treatment response
Metabolic metrics tracked on PET/MRI and morphologic metrics tracked on CT...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI can aid radiologists in detecting pancreatic cancer ASTRO updates guidance on pancreatic cancer USPSTF again dismisses pancreatic cancer screening Theranostic approach could aid pancreatic cancer patients Contrast US more accurately types pancreatic lesions (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 15, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

MinIP reconstructions boost CT's COVID-19 performance
Minimum intensity projection (MinIP) reconstructions improve the accuracy of...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PET/MRI, CT predict pancreatic cancer treatment response AI body analysis finds lung cancer survival risk factors Gaps in lung nodule follow-up linked to racial disparities CT effective for identifying body-concealed contraband CT radiomics characterizes complex cystic renal lesions (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 15, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

New combination therapy could help fight difficult-to-treat cancers with common mutations
(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) UCLA scientists describe a new combination therapy that suppresses the MAPK pathway by holding cancer-driving proteins in a death grip. This combination of two small molecules has the potential to treat not only BRAF mutated melanoma but also additional aggressive subtypes of cancers, including melanoma, lung, pancreatic and colon cancers that harbor common mutations in cancer genes called RAS or NF1. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Compound derived from thunder god vine could help pancreatic cancer patients
(The Translational Genomics Research Institute) The results of a pre-clinical study led by researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope, suggest how a compound derived from the thunder god vine -- an herb used in China for centuries to treat joint pain, swelling and fever -- is able to kill cancer cells and potentially improve clinical outcomes for patients with pancreatic cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 14, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

UK's unique national pancreas tissue bank opens for business
(Queen Mary University of London) The UK's national tissue bank for pancreatic diseases is open for applications from any UK-based researchers needing samples of blood, urine and saliva to aid their research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 9, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

PET/MRI, CT metrics assess pathologic response of pancreas cancer to neoadjuvant therapy
(American Roentgen Ray Society) According to an open-access Editor's Choice article in ARRS' American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), post-neoadjuvant therapy (NAT) changes in metabolic metrics from PET/MRI and morphologic metrics from CT were associated with pathologic response and overall survival in patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 9, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Disrupting the cellular process that promotes pancreatic cancer's deadly growth
(Georgetown University Medical Center) Researchers say they've identified a way to disrupt a process that promotes the growth of pancreatic cancers -- one of the most difficult and deadly cancers to treat. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Henry Ford Health System receives $16 Million gift for Henry Ford Pancreatic Cancer Center
(Henry Ford Health System) Henry Ford Health System today announced a $16 million gift to its Henry Ford Pancreatic Cancer Center (HFPCC), which was launched in 2018 by an initial $20 million gift from the same donor, who wishes to remain anonymous. The gift will bolster the HFPCC's clinical and translational research endeavors in the fight against this devastating disease, for which the five-year survival rate is only 9 percent. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 7, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Advances in Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment
Survival rates have risen, and there are new treatments, but early diagnosis is key ... Twenty years ago, getting a pancreatic cancer diagnosis was very often devastating. ... The cancer usually wa... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - December 6, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

The Guardian view on a new test for cancer: grounds for optimism | Editorial
Early diagnosis is essential if survival rates are to improve, and the announcement of a trial starting next year is a promising signSubstantial improvement in the early detection of cancers was among the key aims set out last year in NHS England ’s long-term plan. Although survival rates have been improving, it has long been recognised that too often they lag behind the best performing countries in Europe. Late diagnosis is widely recognised as being among the causes, since cancers found early are far more susceptible to treatment. Agains t this backdrop, last week’s announcement that a new blood test is to be...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 1, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Health NHS Cancer Cancer research Science Hospitals Medical research Society Source Type: news

Two thousand pancreatic cancer patients die in lockdown
UP to 2,000 patients died after the cancellation of pancreatic cancer surgery during the Spring lockdown, a charity reveals. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Late ‘ Jeopardy! ’ Host Alex Trebek Encourages People To ‘ Keep The Faith ’ In Thanksgiving Message
BOSTON (CBS) – Even after his death earlier this month from pancreatic cancer, “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek continues to inspire people. “Jeopardy!” posted a clip from Thursday’s pre-taped show on its Twitter account, with Trebek wishing the audience a “Happy Thanksgiving” and imploring them to “keep the faith” amidst a year dominated by the coronavirus pandemic. High on our list of things to be thankful for this year: Alex's Thanksgiving message from today's show. We hope you have a safe and happy Thanksgiving! pic.twitter.com/8OlpkSGi9r — Jeopardy...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Alex Trebek Coronavirus Jeopardy Thanksgiving Source Type: news

‘ Jeopardy! ’ Will Resume Production With Ken Jennings As Interim Host
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CBS Boston Tags: Entertainment News Syndicated CBSN Boston Alex Trebek Jeopardy Ken Jennings Source Type: news

Science Saturday: Developing solutions for early detection of pancreatic cancer
Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest forms of cancer, but patients who are diagnosed at an early stage can survive five years or longer. A team at Mayo Clinic is developing patient-centered solutions for early detection of pancreatic cancer using artificial intelligence and biomarkers. This year, over 57,000 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 21, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Olaparib in BRCA+ Pancreatic Cancer: Cost-effectiveness Analyzed Olaparib in BRCA+ Pancreatic Cancer: Cost-effectiveness Analyzed
Maintenance therapy with olaparib is potentially a cost-effective option in this setting, but this could be improved by tailoring treatment based on individual patient factors.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - November 19, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Family Tragedy Has Mindy Kaling Speaking Out on Pancreatic Cancer
Title: Family Tragedy Has Mindy Kaling Speaking Out on Pancreatic CancerCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/18/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/19/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - November 19, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Family Tragedy Has Mindy Kaling Speaking Out on Pancreatic Cancer
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18, 2020 -- When actor, writer and producer Mindy Kaling's mom was fighting pancreatic cancer, it was the biggest struggle the family had ever experienced. Swati Chokalingam, a Boston-area obstetrician/gynecologist and Kaling's mom,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 18, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Brain protein could be starting point for new treatments for pancreatic cancer
(Worldwide Cancer Research) Researchers have discovered that a protein thought to only be involved in the development of neurons in the brain also plays a major role in the development and growth of pancreatic cancer. Their findings demonstrate for the first time how the protein, called Netrin-G1, helps pancreatic cancer cells survive by protecting them from the immune system and supplying them with nutrients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 18, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Mesothelioma Surgery with Organ Removal Extends Survival
Removing major organs to achieve a more complete cancer resection did not increase severe complications or hinder survival benefits of aggressive surgery for patients with peritoneal mesothelioma, according to a recent report. The increased complexity of organ resection surgery will not adversely affect long-term outcomes, according to the multicenter study published in Annals of Surgical Oncology. By comparison, an incomplete cytoreduction that can spare the organs is associated with increased mortality and shorter overall survival. The study, which involved 174 patients across 12 specialty centers within the U.S., accent...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - November 17, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

Pancreatic cancer: Have you felt pain in your abdomen and back? Potential warning signs
PANCREATIC is one of the leading causes of cancer deaths due to its rapid spread and difficulty in detection at an early stage. This is why spotting the unusual first warning signs are so crucial. According to studies and health experts, abdominal and back pain could be early indications of the deadly disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. pancreatic cancer deaths are expected to total 47,500 in 2020
The disease is so lethal because it is seldom diagnosed and treated in an early stage, experts say. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Linda Searing Source Type: news

Shining a light on the role of the genome's 'dark matter' in cancer development
(Duke-NUS Medical School) Innovative research by scientists at Duke-NUS Medical School has shed light on the mysterious role of long non-coding RNAs in the development of pancreatic cancer and suggests potential new targets for precision cancer therapies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 13, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

JNCCN study evaluates cost-effectiveness of olaparib for metastatic pancreatic cancer
(National Comprehensive Cancer Network) New research in the November 2020 issue of JNCCN identifies metastatic pancreatic cancer patient subgroups with the highest relative cost-effectiveness from maintenance olaparib, a PARP inhibitor. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 12, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Expert alert: Changing the outlook for pancreatic cancer
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- 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. November 19 is World Pancreatic Cancer Day, but the entire month of November is meant to bring awareness to this disease.  Advances in screening and early detection [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 11, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Cytocom, Inc. Appoints Taunia Markvicka, PharmD., MBA, Chief Operating Officer
Industry veteran to lead corporate strategy and prepare for commercialization of Cytocom's immune-modulating therapies developed with AIMS technology platform WINTER PARK, Fla., Nov. 10, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Cytocom, Inc. (... Biopharmaceuticals, Personnel Cytocom, immunotherapy, Crohn's disease, fibromyalgia, pancreatic cancer (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

In PDAC, "bad" cholesterol is good
LDL-lowering statins can promote the development of an aggressive subtype of pancreatic cancer. (Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment)
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - November 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Ferrarelli, L. K. Tags: STKE Editors ' Choice Source Type: news

Consumer Health: The challenges of treating pancreatic cancer
November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about the challenges of treating pancreatic cancer. Approximately 57,600 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this year, and 47,050 people will die of the disease, according to the American Cancer Society. It is the third leading [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 10, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Local Contestants Remember Jeopardy! Host Alex Trebek As ‘ Charming, Genuine Person ’
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Alex Trebek Jeopardy Paul Burton Source Type: news

Alex Trebek Dies After Battle With Pancreatic Cancer Alex Trebek Dies After Battle With Pancreatic Cancer
"Jeopardy! is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends. Thank you, Alex," the tweet read.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - November 9, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Alex Trebek Dies at 80 From Pancreatic Cancer
MONDAY, Nov. 9, 2020 -- Alex Trebek, beloved by millions as the calm, authoritative host of'Jeopardy!'for a record-setting 37 years, died Sunday after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Trebek's death at age 80 was confirmed by the show's... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 9, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Alex Trebek Dies at 80 From Pancreatic Cancer
Title: Alex Trebek Dies at 80 From Pancreatic CancerCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/9/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/9/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - November 9, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest forms of cancer
Pancreatic cancer tends to spread quickly and early detection is uncommon. For up to 50% of patients, at the time of their diagnosis, the cancer has spread outside the pancreas to other organs. Survival rates are typically 12 to 18 months, but there have been improvements in surgical techniques and chemotherapy. In this Mayo Clinic [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 9, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Alex Trebek Dies After Battle With Pancreatic Cancer
Trebek was the host of Jeopardy! since its debut in 1984, and he appeared in nearly 8,000 episodes. The show, in which facts are revealed and contestants provide the matching question,  phrased in a specific way, became a cultural touchstone. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news