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Overcoming resistance in pancreatic cancer

September 10, 2019

Cancer is relentless and resilient. When a drug blocks a cancer cell’s main survival pathway, the cell avoids…
Raised Risk for Oncologic Diseases through a Mutant Gene

August 13, 2019

Scientists studying a highly cancer-prone family have identified a rare, inherited gene mutation that dramatically raises the lifetime…
Pancreatic cancer patient realizes her gift of longevity

July 23, 2019

While weeding in her north Seattle garden, Miggie Olsson discusses how she, as a patient, became a unicorn. She…
Immune-boosting compound makes immunotherapy effective against pancreatic cancer

July 8, 2019

Pancreatic cancer is especially challenging to treat – only eight percent of patients are still alive five years…
Discovery of mechanism behind precision cancer drug opens door for more targeted treatment

July 5, 2019

New research that uncovers the mechanism behind the newest generation of cancer drugs is opening the door for…
Cancer cell’s “self eating” tactic may be its weakness

July 2, 2019

Cancer cells use a bizarre strategy to reproduce in a tumor’s low-energy environment; they mutilate their own mitochondria!…
Sugars that coat proteins are a possible drug target for pancreatitis

June 25, 2019

Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas that accounts for 275,000 hospitalizations in the United States annually. Patients…
Special fibroblasts help pancreatic cancer cells evade immune detection

June 19, 2019

Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the world. Mostly chemoresistant, PDAC so…
Biomarker predicts which pancreatic cysts may become cancerous

June 6, 2019

Pancreatic cancer kills more than 45,000 people in the U.S. each year, mostly due to the fact that…
Scientists prod immune cells to attack pancreatic cancer

April 5, 2019

It’s possible to prod immune cells to attack and kill pancreatic cancer cells, according to a report from scientists…
Tumor-Associated Immune Cells Hinder Frontline Chemotherapy Drug in Pancreatic Cancer

March 28, 2019

A frontline chemotherapy drug given to patients with pancreatic cancer is made less effective because similar compounds released…
Balance of Two Enzymes Linked to Pancreatic Cancer Survival

March 26, 2019

Protein Kinase C (PKC) enzymes are crucial for a number of cellular activities, including cell survival, proliferation and…
Genomics Could Guide Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

March 7, 2019

Pancreatic cancer is a grim diagnosis, with a five-year survival rate of less than 9 percent. To improve…
Why Every Pancreatic Cancer Patient Should Consider Genetic Testing

December 14, 2018

Genetics may play a larger role in pancreatic cancer than previously thought, an expert panel has found. It’s…
Target Acquired for Tumor ‘Inactivation’

November 22, 2018

Cancer involves unchecked cell growth. A biological pathway known as Hippo, which regulates organ size, is also involved…
Rainforest vine compound starves pancreatic cancer cells

November 19, 2018

Pancreatic cancer cells are known for their ability to thrive under extreme conditions of low nutrients and oxygen,…
Pancreatic Cancer Could Be More Treatable With Research On Clots

October 30, 2018

You’re experiencing jaundice, abdominal pain or constipation. And by then, you may be too late. Pancreatic cancer symptoms…
New immunotherapy offers potential cure for advanced pancreatic cancer

October 12, 2018

The new cell-based immunotherapy, which has not yet been tested in humans with pancreatic cancer, led to mice…
Killer cell immunotherapy offers potential cure for advanced pancreatic cancer: new research

September 4, 2018

Researchers from UNSW Sydney and the California Institute of Biomedical Research (CALIBR) have demonstrated the success of a…
Cannabinoid improves survival rates of mice with pancreatic cancer

July 31, 2018

The study reported mice with pancreatic cancer that were treated with a naturally occurring constituent of medicinal cannabis…
Medical researchers, engineers look to nanovaccines to fight pancreatic cancer

July 3, 2018

While out mowing his carefully kept lawn during the summer and fall of 2012, a 75-year-old retiree noticed…
Biologists discover how pancreatic tumors lead to weight loss

June 21, 2018

Patients with pancreatic cancer usually experience significant weight loss, which can begin very early in the disease. A…
Scientists develop potential new approach to stop cancer metastasis

May 24, 2018

Researchers have identified a compound that blocks the spread of pancreatic and other cancers in various animal models.…
New Blood Test Rapidly Detects Signs of Pancreatic Cancer

May 18, 2018

Pancreatic cancer is expected to become the second deadliest cancer in the United States by 2030. It is…
Similarities found in cancer initiation in kidney, liver, stomach, pancreas

February 26, 2018

Recent research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis demonstrated that mature cells in the stomach…
Researchers modify flu virus to attack pancreatic cancer

January 25, 2018

The study, led by Dr Gunnel Halldén and funded by the charity Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund, suggests that the…
Pancreatic Tumors May Require a One-Two-Three Punch

January 19, 2018

One of the many difficult things about pancreatic cancer is that tumors are resistant to most treatments because…
Targeting Enzyme in ‘Normal’ Cells May Impede Pancreatic Cancer’s Spread

November 3, 2017

Cancer of the pancreas is a deadly disease, with a median survival time of less than six months.…
New app could use smartphone selfies to screen for pancreatic cancer

August 30, 2017

Pancreatic cancer has one of the worst prognoses — with a five-year survival rate of 9 percent —…
New App Uses In-Built Smartphone Camera to Screen for Pancreatic Cancer

August 29, 2017

Pancreatic cancer has one of the worst prognoses of all medical conditions caused by malignant tumours, with only…
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