Does Bariatric Surgery Lower the Risk for Incident Cancer? Does Bariatric Surgery Lower the Risk for Incident Cancer?
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study that suggests weight loss surgery may lower the risk for obesity-associated cancers (endometrial, colon, pancreatic, and postmenopausal breast).Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

New drug combo shows promise against pancreatic cancer
Researchers found a combination of the malaria drug chloroquine and replication stress response inhibitor could help reduce tumor growth in pancreatic cancer. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers identify potential new combination treatment for pancreatic cancer
FINDINGSResearchers from UCLA ’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have identified a possible new therapeutic strategy using two types of drug inhibitors at once to treat one of the world’s deadliest cancers. The combination approach uses one drug that inhibits the process — known as lysosome — that allows cancer cells to recycle essential nutrients to survive, and another drug that blocks the pathway used to repair DNA. Researchers found the approach to be promising after testing it on pancreatic cancer cells and mice in the laboratory.BACKGROUNDPancreatic cancer, which is the third leading cause...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 20, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Scientists discover two enzymes linked to pancreatic cancer - paving way to more precise treatment 
A new study from the UC San Diego School of Medicine found that pancreatic cancer patients live longer when they have low levels of enzxyme PHLPP1 and high levels of enzyme PKC. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Balance of two enzymes linked to pancreatic cancer survival
(University of California - San Diego) UC San Diego School of Medicine research sets the stage for clinicians to potentially one day use levels of a pancreatic cancer patient's PHLPP1 and PKC enzymes as a prognostic, and for researchers to develop new therapeutic drugs that inhibit PHLPP1 and boost PKC as a means to treat the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 20, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

UCLA researchers identify potential new combination treatment for pancreatic cancer
(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) Researchers from UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have identified a possible new therapeutic strategy using two types of drug inhibitors at once to treat one of the world's deadliest cancers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Doctors: Early Detection Is Possible for Pancreatic Cancer
We can help people at risk, but it is much more challenging if most people think that early detection and prevention are impossible. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DIANE M. SIMEONE, M.D. Tags: Pancreatic Cancer Tests (Medical) Clinical Trials Pancreas Source Type: news

Genomics Could Improve Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer
Title: Genomics Could Improve Treatment of Pancreatic CancerCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/14/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/15/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - March 15, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Enzyme USP15 may have potential role in future treatment of various cancers
(George Washington University) A team at the George Washington University Cancer Center found that the deubiquitinating enzyme USP15 is a potential biomarker for treatments of pancreatic cancer, as well as ovarian and breast cancers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Genomics Could Improve Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer
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Source: Cancercompass News: Pancreatic Cancer - March 15, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Genomics Could Improve Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - March 14, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Research, News, Source Type: news

Genomics Could Improve Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer
THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 -- It's one of the toughest cancers to beat. But new research suggests that identifying the genetics of pancreatic cancer in individual patients could boost survival for some. The five-year survival rate for pancreatic... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 14, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Oral bacteria in pancreas linked to more aggressive tumours
(Karolinska Institutet) The presence of oral bacteria in so-called cystic pancreatic tumours is associated with the severity of the tumour, a study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden published in the journal Gut reports. It is hoped that the results can help to improve diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mom who beat stage 4 pancreatic cancer pens letter to Alex Trebek
"So Alex Trebek, go kick cancer's butt — it has no chance against you! You got this!" (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother-of-two who beat stage 4 pancreatic cancer pens open letter to Alex Trebek
Elise Roth Tedeschi, 50, from Smyrna, Georgia, was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer in January 2012. After 11 months of aggressive treatment, she was declared cancer-free. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Like Alex Trebek, I was given a dire pancreatic cancer prognosis. I survived.
News of the “Jeopardy!” host’s ailment has brought back all the feelings from my own terrifying diagnosis. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tonia Smith Source Type: news

I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and given a dire prognosis. I survived.
News of Alex Trebek’s ailment has brought back all the feelings from my own terrifying diagnosis. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tonia Smith Source Type: news

Alex Trebek, diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer, vows to "fight"
TV's king of trivia, Alex Trebek, says he will fight and beat advanced pancreatic cancer. The "Jeopardy!" host announced his diagnosis Wednesday. The 78-year-old says he plans to work during his treatment. In a statement, "Jeopardy!" producer Sony Pictures said, "If anyone can beat this, it's Alex." Dr. Tara Narula reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Jeopardy!' Host Alex Trebek Reveals He Has Pancreatic Cancer
(Source: Cancercompass News: Pancreatic Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Pancreatic Cancer - March 8, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Alex Trebek Confronting Devastating Stage IV Cancer Diagnosis
BOSTON (CBS) – Paul Mosca knows he has beaten the odds. He was diagnosed four years ago with pancreatic cancer, which has the lowest survival rate among all the major cancers. “It felt like my feet were nailed to the floor I couldn’t move. I thank God every day I’m alive,” Mosca tells WBZ-TV. Fortunately for Paul it was detected early due to MRI screenings that he was already getting for chest pain and underwent surgery. “Here I am four years later with no cancer,” he says. Cancer survivor Paul Mosca (WBZ-TV) Doctors say the outlook is not so optimistic for “Jeopardy!”...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Watch Listen Alex Trebek Beth Germano Pancreatic Cancer Source Type: news

Alex Trebek said he plans to ‘beat’ his pancreatic cancer. That will be a tall order
Answer: This cancer has the highest mortality rate of all major cancers, with only 9% of patients still alive five years after their diagnosis.Question: What ispancreatic cancer?"Jeopardy!" game show host Alex Trebek announced this week that he has Stage 4 pancreatic cancer and that he intends... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - March 7, 2019 Category: Science Authors: William Wan Source Type: news

Alex Trebek said he plans to beat his pancreatic cancer. That will be a tall order
Answer: This cancer has the highest mortality rate of all major cancers, with only 9% of patients still alive five years after their diagnosis.Question: What ispancreatic cancer?"Jeopardy!" game show host Alex Trebek announced this week that he has Stage 4 pancreatic cancer and that he intends... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - March 7, 2019 Category: Science Authors: William Wan Source Type: news

Wake Forest Baptist doc: As 'Jeopardy' host reveals pancreatic cancer diagnosis, awareness grows
'Jeopardy' fans were shocked, saddened and possibly encouraged by a video circulating on the Internet Wednesday with the show ’s celebrated host Alex Trebek announcing he has stage IV pancreatic cancer. Shocked and saddened, obviously by the diagnosis, but encouraged, potentially by his vow to fight the disease that carries with it a 1-year survival rate of only 20 percent, according to the American Cancer Society. The 5-year survival rate is an also less than encouraging 7 percent.  Trebek,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 7, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: John Joyce Source Type: news

Alex Trebek's pancreatic cancer: What does stage 4 mean?
"Now normally, the prognosis for this is not very encouraging, but I'm going to fight this," the "Jeopardy!" host said (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For Alex Trebek, the Toughest Question: Can He Face Down Pancreatic Cancer?
The iconic talk show host has been handed a frightening diagnosis. Here ’ s what it means. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GINA KOLATA Tags: Pancreatic Cancer Pancreas Surgery and Surgeons Chemotherapy Tumors Deaths (Fatalities) Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center University of Pennsylvania Trebek, Alex Source Type: news

Alex Trebek Has Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer Alex Trebek Has Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer
Jeopardy host Alex Trebek announced stage IV pancreatic cancer diagnosis.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

What is pancreatic cancer, and how likely is Alex Trebek to beat it?
Pancreatic cancer has the highest mortality rate of all major cancers. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: William Wan Source Type: news

What is pancreatic cancer? Alex Trebek’s difficult diagnosis.
Pancreatic cancer has the highest mortality rate of all major cancers. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: William Wan Source Type: news

Pancreas Ca for Jeopardy! Host; Mind and Mortality; Q6W Keytruda Dosing
(MedPage Today) -- News, features, and commentary about cancer-related issues (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - March 7, 2019 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

' Jeopardy' Host Alex Trebek Reveals He Has Pancreatic Cancer
THURSDAY, March 7, 2019 -- In a special announcement aired Wednesday on the " Jeopardy " YouTube channel, long-time host Alex Trebek announced he has stage 4 pancreatic cancer, but intends to " fight " the disease. Trebek, 78, said he was concerned... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 7, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

'Jeopardy' Host Alex Trebek Reveals He Has Pancreatic Cancer
Title: 'Jeopardy' Host Alex Trebek Reveals He Has Pancreatic CancerCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/7/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/7/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - March 7, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Jeopardy's Alex Trebek: What Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer May Mean For Him
There aren't enough answers to pancreatic cancer, the fourth leading cause of cancer death (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 7, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Jeopardy's Alex Trebek: What Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer May Mean For Him
There aren't enough answers to pancreatic cancer, the fourth leading cause of cancer death (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 7, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Alex Trebek says he has stage 4 pancreatic cancer: "I'm going to fight this"
"And with the love and support of my family and friends and with the help of your prayers also, I plan to beat the low survival rate statistics for this disease," the "Jeopardy!" host said (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Jeopardy' Host Alex Trebek Has Pancreatic Cancer
The long-time host of the hit game show announced the diagnosis on the show's YouTube page. Trebek vowed to fight the disease. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alex Trebek reveals he has advanced pancreatic cancer
"Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek said Wednesday that he has advanced pancreatic cancer. Trebek said while his prognosis is not encouraging, he plans to fight. Tony Dokoupil reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What to know about pancreatic cancer
Pancreatic cancer begins in the tissues of your pancreas -- an organ in your abdomen that lies horizontally behind the lower part of your stomach. Your pancreas releases enzymes that aid digestion and hormones that help manage your blood sugar. Pancreatic cancer typically spreads rapidly to nearby organs. It is seldom detected in its early [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 7, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Pancreatic Cancer: Dr. Mallika Marshall On Alex Trebek ’ s Diagnosis
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 - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Alex Trebek Dr. Mallika Marshall Pancreatic Cancer Source Type: news

Mutations May Help Target Pancreatic Cancer Tx
(MedPage Today) -- Gene alterations could make tumors vulnerable to agents used for other cancers (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - March 6, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

A Mobile Radiotherapy System for Pancreatic Cancer A Mobile Radiotherapy System for Pancreatic Cancer
A new, low-energy X-ray radiation system called INTRABEAM has the potential to reduce radiation-related complications and proved effective in this patient with pancreatic cancer.Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Pancreatic cancer: Two-hit treatment approach shows promise
Autophagy inhibitors could be more potent against pancreatic cancer by first applying a drug that makes the cancer cells dependent on autophagy for energy. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pancreatic Cancer Source Type: news

Bereaved nurse calls for earlier diagnosis for pancreatic cancer
A staff nurse whose husband died of pancreatic cancer seven years ago, has called for the disease to be considered a “cancer emergency” as she gets ready to take on a charity challenge in his memory. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 5, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Genomics could better match treatments to pancreatic cancer patients
(University of Pittsburgh) Pancreatic cancer is a grim diagnosis, but this new study, the largest of its kind, identifies genomic markers that could increase survival by better matching chemotherapy drugs to patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 4, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Promising new pancreatic cancer treatment moves forward
(Huntsman Cancer Institute) A study published today in the journal Nature Medicine led by researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah (U of U) describes a new therapeutic approach with potential for patients with pancreatic cancer. These researchers discovered a combination drug therapy that may effectively combat the disease. HCI researchers first observed anti-cancer impacts in a laboratory setting and, subsequently, in its first use in a human patient. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pancreatic cancer collective comments on promising new pancreatic cancer
(Stand Up To Cancer) Lustgarten Foundation and SU2C offer comments on research describing a new combination drug therapy demonstrating promise for patients with pancreatic cancer. This research is the foundation for a Pancreatic Cancer Collective New Therapies Challenge Grant to Dr. Martin McMahon (Huntsman Cancer Institute). The Collective offers this video of Dr. McMahon and David Tuveson, MD, PhD commenting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Potential treatment strategy uncovered for pancreatic cancer
(UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center) Published in the journal Nature Medicine, researchers from UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and other collaborating institutions report promising results from early laboratory studies of a treatment strategy that forces pancreatic cancer to rely on a type of energy production called autophagy, also known as 'self-eating,' in which cells recycle their own parts for energy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 4, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

A Cancer Patient ’s Radioactive Remains Are Raising Fears of Contamination
About half of all Americans are cremated when they die. So when a 69-year-old man was cremated in Arizona in 2017, it didn’t seem out of the ordinary — until doctors learned that his body may have put others at risk of radiation exposure. In 2017, the man was admitted to a hospital for low blood pressure treatment, according to a new research letter published in JAMA. But unbeknownst to his doctors, the man had been treated at the Mayo Clinic Arizona just the day before, where he had been injected with lutetium 177, a radiopharmaceutical used to combat his pancreatic cancer. When the man died two days after bei...
Source: TIME: Health - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine Source Type: news

AstraZeneca's Lynparza meets main goal in late-stage pancreatic cancer study
British drugmaker AstraZeneca Plc said on Tuesday its cancer drug being jointly developed with U.S.-based Merck& Co met the primary goal in a late-stage study for a rare type of pancreatic cancer. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

AstraZeneca's Lynparza meets main goal of late-stage cancer study
British drugmaker AstraZeneca Plc said on Tuesday its cancer drug being jointly developed with U.S.-based Merck& Co met the primary goal in a late-stage study for pancreatic cancer. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news