01/26/2017 - Medical News Today. Potentially Reversible Changes In Gene Control 'Prime' Pancreatic Cancer Cells To Spread. A multicenter team of researchers reports that a full genomic analysis of tumor samples from a small number of people who died of pancreatic cancer suggests that chemical changes to DNA that do not affect the DNA sequence itself yet control how it operates confer survival advantages on subsets of pancreatic cancer cells
01/25/2017 - Chicago Sun Times. Cancer Death Rates Declining In Cook County, Study Finds. The likelihood that a cancer diagnosis will lead to death has dropped significantly both in Cook County and across the nation during the past three decades, according to the findings of a new county-by-county study.
01/24/2017 - Eureka Alert. Hearst Foundation Funds TGen Research Into Cancer-Related 'Wasting Syndrome.' Cachexia responsible for more than 30 percent of deaths in cancer patients [...] what can we do to reverse the cachexia we see in patients?
01/23/2017 - Eureka Alert. Pancreatic Tumors Rely On Signals From Surrounding Cells. SALK Scientists find that targeting the interaction between a pancreatic tumor and it's microenvironment could weaken cancer.
01/20/2017 - iTeach Post. New Cancer Treatment For Pancreatic, Stomach And Colon Cancer. "Researchers found a way to develop new cancer treatments. The so called "collateral lethality" might be the answer to several types of cancer such as pancreatic, colon and stomach cancer. Collateral lethality is a therapeutic strategy uses passenger deleted genes as points of selective vulnerability."
01/09/2017 - Perth Now. Researches Test If Medical Cannabis Can Treat Pancreatic Cancer. "PERTH researchers are to test whether medical cannabis can pave a breakthrough in the treatment of pancreatic cancer, one of the most lethal diseases on the planet."
01/03/2017 - CBS Pittsburg. New Treatment Offering Hope To Pancreatic Cancer Patients. "A cancer diagnosis is never a good thing, but pancreatic cancer is especially bad. The chances of surviving it aren’t great, but there’s a new treatment that’s offering hope."
12/19/2016 - The Telegraph. Blood Test Which Tells Pancreatic Cancer Patients How Long They Have Left To Live, Developed By Scientists. "Scientists at the Sorbonne University in Paris, discovered that the prognosis for patients is far worse if tumour DNA is found in their blood."
12/15/2016 - Sidney Morning Herald. Australian-First Screening Exposes Pancreatic Cancer In Asymptomatic People. "In the five years, the free screening program has been running, Dr. Stoita and her colleagues have picked up two cases of pancreatic cancer in its early stages, both of which are operable."
12/14/2016 - PharmaBiz. KIMS Doctors Perform Unique Robotic Medical Procedure For Pancreatic Cancer. “Robotic whipples procedure is already being implemented for treating several cancers. However at KIMS we have successfully implemented this unique robotic surgery on three patients suffering from pancreatic cancer in various stages and medical conditions,” informed Dr Madhu.
12/05/2016 - NewsWeek. Tracking Down One Of Cancer's Deadliest Culprits, The RAS Family Of Genes. When it comes to the current state of cancer survival, Susan Bates feels like many of the rest of us. “It’s incredibly frustrating,” she says. For Bates, who treats pancreatic and other cancers at Columbia University Medical Center, the frustration is worsened by virtue of knowing her enemy—an elusive gene that “makes cancer grow very fast.”
11/08/2016 - The Health Site. 6 Common Symptoms Of Pancreatic Cancer. If you suffer from persistent pancreas infection or obesity, the risk of pancreatic cancer is high. Although the exact cause of pancreatic cancer is not known, knowing about its symptoms can help you to diagnose the cancer at an early stage. Dr Deepak Chhabra, Surgical Oncologist, Mumbai sheds light on common symptoms of pancreatic cancer.
10/21/2016 - Let's Win. Can A Pancreatic Cancer Screening Test Become A Reality? As the 4th leading cause of cancer death among men and women in the United States, pancreatic cancer often goes unnoticed until it’s incurable.
10/20/2016 - The Sun. GOLD STANDARD. Tiny GOLD particles help fight cancer by carrying drugs to attack tumours. The nanoparticles help stop the spread of ovarian cancer, and now pancreatic cancer - which can be resistant to treatment.
10/11/2016 - Discover. FDA Approves First Artificial Pancreas Faster Than Anyone Expected. Convinced by the study results, the FDA approved Medtronic’s device, called the MiniMed 670G hybrid closed-loop system, for people with type 1 diabetes who are 14 years of age and older.
10/05/2016 - National Caner Institute. Pancreatic Cancer Cells May Obtain Nutrients From Neighboring Cells. Pancreatic cancer cells grow by instructing neighboring cells to provide them with nutrients, a new study published online August 10 in Naturehas shown.
10/04/2016 - Fred Hutch. A New Model For Pancreatic Cancer Clinical Research. Flexible, precision-medicine trial ‘driven by doing what is best for the individual patient.’
09/26/2016 - The Wall Street Journal. Physicians And Physicists Join Forces To Fight Pancreatic Cancer! By bringing together experts from different fields, scientists seek answers to complex medical problems. This is exactly what Rolfe Foundation is talking about when we say that we are Smarter Together.
09/21/2016 - Let's Win. Understanding A Family’s Risk For Pancreatic Cancer. With inherited genetic changes probably playing a role in most pancreatic cancers, researchers are keen to identify people at risk for the disease.
09/19/2016 - The Daily Texan. Cell-Simulating Chip Offers Testing Ground for Cancer Drugs. A gold plated chip that measures the electrical current inside damaged DNA for monitoring the effectiveness of cancer drugs.
09/14/2016 - OncLive. Unfortunately, in Pancreatic Cancer, immune therapy is not making the same strides that we’ve seen with other cancers. And the reason for that is that for immunotherapy to work, it needs a number of things. One of them is that it needs certain immune cells, we call them T cells, to be available around the cancer cell, to be able to destroy the cancer cells when they are stimulated to do so.
09/08/2016 - The Washington Post. Cancer ‘Moonshot’ Panel Names Top 10 Ways To Speed Progress Against The Disease. The Obama administration's "cancer moonshot" took a major step forward Wednesday when a committee of top cancer researchers and patient advocates recommended an ambitious set of scientific goals designed to sharply accelerate progress against the disease.
09/07/2016 - PR Newswire. Immune System Infighting Explains Pancreatic Cancer's Aggression. Internal conflict between cell types explains why the immune system struggles to recognize and attack pancreatic cancer. Curbing this infighting has the potential to make treatment more effective, according to a study led by researchers from NYU Langone Medical Center and its Perlmutter Cancer Center.
09/06/2016 - The Guardian. New Drug 'Wakes Up' Immune System To Fight One Of Deadliest Cancers. This new drug attacks cancer and has extended the lives of people with metastatic pancreatic cancer and has no side-effects, raising hopes for a new and powerful tool against the most intractable form of the disease.
08/31/2016 - UofM News. Pancreatic Cancer Uses Alternative Fuel to Grow in a Hostile Environment. Inside a pancreatic tumor is a hostile environment. Cancer cells are choked off from the blood vessels, blocking access to oxygen and nutrients. A metabolic cross-talk pathway between cancer and noncancer cells in pancreatic tumors delivers an alternative nutrient to the cancer cells, facilitating tumor growth.
08/29/2016 - UofG News. Pancreatic Cancer Trial To Make Tumours More Sensitive To Treatment. Cancer Research UK (CRUK) launches a first-of-its-kind pancreatic cancer clinical trial to make cancer cells more responsive to chemotherapy and radiotherapy. The trial, which launches in four hospitals across the UK, will treat pancreatic cancer patients whose cancer has grown too big to be removed by surgery but has not yet spread to other parts of the body.
08/26/2016 - VOX. Cancer Is Now The Leading Cause Of Death in 22 States. Surprisingly, That’s Good News. A 2016 report from the American Cancer Society shows, better cancer detection means more cases are being diagnosed that would have otherwise gone unnoticed.
08/25/2016 - EurekAlert! Johns Hopkins Scientists Track Metabolic Pathways To Find Drug Combination For Pancreatic Cancer. "We have to hit cancer cells from more than one angle, and that's made it important to learn how to combine drugs that hit the right combination of pathways," says Anne Le, M.D., H.D.R..
08/24/2016 - Dana Farber Institute. Can Pancreatic Cancer Be Inherited? Most cases of pancreatic cancer develop for unknown reasons, but about 10 percent occur in families that have a strong history of the disease. That doesn’t mean that if you are a member of such a family you will develop pancreatic cancer, but rather that you are at a higher risk for it.
08/24/2016 - Medical Xpress. Pancreatic Cancer Resists Personalized Medicine - What Researchers Are Doing To Fight Back. A team led by University of Arizona researchers is taking a new, patient-directed approach to treating pancreatic cancer.
08/23/2016 - DW. Fighting Cancer With Methadone - Making Chemotherapy More Powerful. Certain types of chemotherapy apparently work better, when supplemented with the opioid methadone.
08/22/2016 - UPI. Compound From Marine Sponge May Reduce Pancreatic Tumor Size. The compound induces programmed cell death of pancreatic tumors, and showed potential efficacy against several other types of cancer in lab tests.
08/18/2016 - Let's Win. The Impact of BRCA is Broader Than Breast and Ovarian Cancer. Research shows that 5% of BRCA2 carriers develop Pancreatic Cancer.
08/16/2016 - Siteman Cancer Center. $10.4 Million Awarded For Pancreatic Cancer Research! The award, a prestigious Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) grant, will help scientists pursue new treatments for the deadliest form of the disease, pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, including development of more effective chemotherapies and a vaccine.
08/09/2016 - Medical News Today. Novel drug Therapy Kills Pancreatic Cancer Cells By Reducing Levels of Antioxidants. Reducing levels of antioxidants in pancreatic cancer cells can help kill them, newly published research reveals, suggesting an entirely new treatment strategy for the notoriously lethal illness, in which less than 5 percent of patients survive 5 years.
07/28/2016 - Science Daily. Immune-Based Therapy in Mice Shows Promise Against Pancreatic Cancer. A new study in mice has shown that immunotherapy against pancreatic cancer can be effective when given in conjunction with drugs that break up the fibrous tissue in these tumors.
07/13/2016 - Sacramento Bee. Walking, Not Sitting, in Office Meetings Provide Exercise Boost. That may not sound like much, but it ties in with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendation that Americans get at least 150 minutes of weekly physical activity to stay healthy.
07/12/2016 - EurekaAlert. Study Sheds Light on True Risk for Pancreatic Cancer in Patients with Cysts. A look back at more than half a million patient records has established that patients with pancreatic cysts have a significantly higher overall risk of Pancreatic Cancer compared to those without such cysts.
06/10/2016 - NY Times. Microsoft Finds Cancer Clues in Search Queries. Scientists say they may be able to identify internet users who are suffering from pancreatic cancer, even before they have received a diagnosis of the disease.
06/07/2016 - Fox News. New Study Links Pancreatic Cancer to 2 Types of Bacteria Found in Gum Disease. Gum disease may cause more than just bad breath, according to a new study, which points to a connection between periodontal disease as a potential early marker for pancreatic cancer. This could pave the way for early detection!
06/07/2016 - Fortune. The Cancer Biopsy of the Future Could Be a Simple Blood Test. One of the biggest stories so far out of the world’s largest cancer conference doesn’t have to do with a groundbreaking drug, but rather a revolutionary new way of genetically sequencing patients’ cancers that could reduce the need for painful and pricey biopsies.
06/07/2016 - Science Daily. Novel Imaging Model Helps Reveal New Therapeutic Target for Pancreatic Cancer. A new imaging model allowed researchers to track drug resistance, and also revealed a new therapeutic target, which early testing suggests could provide a strategy to arrest Pancreatic Cancer growth.
06/03/2016 - The Telegraph. New Cancer Drug Regime Could Double Survival Rates for Thousands of Patients. "Patients suffering from one of the most deadly types of cancer should be switched to a new drug regime that almost doubles their chance of survival, researchers say.
05/25/2016 - Mayo Clinic. Chemo, Radiation, Surgery Combo Boosts Survival for Pancreatic Cancer Patients with Veins Involved. “We’re definitely seeing a revolution,” says Mark Truty, M.D., a gastrointestinal surgical oncologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., “A lot of this has to do with better chemotherapy drugs and use of what we call multimodal therapy: chemotherapy, radiationand then an aggressive operation. Now we can potentially offer these therapies to patients who previously were told they had no options.”
05/25/2016 - Cebu Daily News. High School Research Seeks to Fight Cancer, Reaps Int’l Recognition. Young Scientist Arianwen Rollan, 17, wins global recognition for her research on the anti-tumor properties of malunggay seeds after she lost her grandmother to Pancreatic Cancer.
05/18/2016 - TED. Good News in the Fight Against Pancreatic Cancer. TED Fellow and biomedical entrepreneur Laura Indolfi is developing a revolutionary way to treat this complex and lethal disease: a drug delivery device that acts as a cage at the site of a tumor, preventing it from spreading and delivering medicine only where it's needed. "We are hoping that one day we can make pancreatic cancer a curable disease," she says.
05/12/2016 - Let's Win. We Are Excited and Proud to Support The Launch of Let's Win! This is an online community for those affected by Pancreatic Cancer to share experiences with innovative science driven treatments and learn about the newest research, breakthroughs and clinical trials. Join us today at and "Let's Win" this battle against pancreatic cancer!
05/04/2016 - Purdue. Controlling the cholesterol metabolism can reduce Pancreatic Cancer spread to other organs. According to Ji-Xin Cheng, a professor in Purdue University's Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering and Department of Chemistry, they "chose pancreatic cancer to test this approach because it is the most aggressive disease of all the cancers."
04/19/2016 - Business-Standard. Indian-American Scientist Engineers T-cells to Treat Pancreatic Cancer. In ground-breaking research, a scientist has engineered T-cells -- a type of immune cells -- to break the pancreatic cancer's physical and immunological walls using immunotherapy.
04/15/2016 - ZeeNews. Implantable Device May Soon Shrink Pancreatic Tumours in Humans. Washington: In pioneering research, researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology(MIT) and Massachusetts General Hospital have developed a small, implantable device that delivers chemotherapy drugs directly to pancreatic tumours.
04/13/2016 - Huffington Post. Silicon Valley Billionaire Sean Parker Donates $250 Million To Cancer Immunotherapy Research. Sean Parker’s latest venture, The Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, will focus on the emerging field of cancer immunotherapy, which harnesses the body’s immune system to fight cancer cells. The Institute aims to ensure members can easily share research discoveries and tools.
03/02/2016 - Blasting News. Effective Immunotherapy Treatments for Pancreatic Cancer are on the Horizon. A better understanding of the types and weaknesses of pancreatic cancer has been achieved.
02/25/2016 - BBC News. Major Insight Into Killer Pancreatic Cancer. Pancreatic Cancer is at least four separate diseases each with a different cause and needing a different treatment, scientists have discovered. The researchers say this knowledge will lead to new drugs targeting the Achilles' heel of each patients' cancer and that they have already seen some "exceptional" results.
02/15/2016 - International Business Times. Spit Test For Cancer Takes 10 Minutes and Has Nearly Perfect Accuracy. A simple test that detects fragments of genetic material from cancers in your saliva has the potential to revolutionise cancer treatment.
02/09/2016 - Medical News Today. Device Delivers Toxic Chemo Cocktail to Pancreatic Tumor, Spares Body. Researchers have found a way to hit pancreatic cancer hard with a drug-delivery device that puts a lethal combination of four chemo drugs directly into the tumor while limiting the impact on the rest of the body.
01/27/2016 - Cure Today. Survival Benefit With Onivyde Sustained in Updated Pancreatic Cancer Study Data. This study of Onivyde, 5-FU and leucovorin for the treatment of patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer was presented at the 2016 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium.
01/27/2016 - Targeted Onc. Analysis Shows Pancreatic Cancer Survival Rates Lower in Real World Than Clinical Trials. Physicians often use clinical trial data to estimate expected survival for their patients; however, clinical trial results may not generalize to a broader population.
01/26/2016 - PhysOrg. Nanoparticles Combine Photodynamic and Molecular Therapies Against Pancreatic Cancer. A nanoparticle drug-delivery system that combines two complementary types of anticancer treatment could improve outcomes for patients with pancreatic cancer and other highly treatment-resistant tumors while decreasing toxicity.
01/21/2016 - Fierce Medical Devices. Novocure Moves Beyond Brain Cancer, Touts Pancreatic Cancer Data. Novocure announced that it will present data at a meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology showing that its Tumor Treating Fields therapy and first-line chemotherapy is tolerable and safe in advanced pancreatic cancer.
01/13/2016 - NBC News. Can Obama and Biden Really Cure Cancer? With research advancing more quickly than ever, it just might be the right time for Obama's "moonshot" to cure cancer, experts say.
01/13/2016 - IDSNEWS.COM. IU Researchers Connect Magnesium Intake to Prevention of Pancreatic Cancer. IU researchers found that magnesium intake may help in the prevention of pancreatic cancer, according to an IU press release.
01/11/2016 - American Cancer Society. The American Cancer Society recently released their Cancer Statistics 2016 Report. Our continued work in building awareness, research, and support for Pancreatic Cancer is more necessary than ever after seeing these findings. READ MORE
01/06/2016 - SBS.COM. Scientists Develop New Method for Catching Cancer Cells Before They Spread. New biosensor mouse helps researchers stop cancer in its tracks before it spreads to other organs.
12/09/2015 - Johns Hopkins Medicine. Study Advances Potential Test to Sort Out Precancerous Pancreatic Cysts From More Harmless Ones. In a “look-back” analysis of data stored on 130 patients with pancreatic cysts, scientists at Johns Hopkins have used gene-based tests and a fixed set of clinical criteria to more accurately distinguish precancerous cysts from those less likely to do harm.
11/23/2015 - University of Chicago Medicine. New Test May Improve Diagnosis and Treatment of Pancreatobiliary and Other Gastrointestinal Cancers. The findings could offer doctors a method to diagnose pancreatic cancer earlier in patients.
10/07/2015 - Pharmabiz. Immunovia, OHSU Collaborate on Early Detection Test for Pancreatic Cancer. Immunovia AB, and the Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) formed a collaboration to confirm, validate and commercialise a blood test for the early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.
10/01/2015 - ABC News. Doctors Using Effective New Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer. A successful treatment for one kind of tumor is showing promise for people with pancreatic cancer.
9/03/2015 - NBC News. [...] Immune Therapy Works Long-Term in Patients, Study Finds. A treatment in which immune cells are trained to seek and destroy cancer cells has worked for years in some patients with Luekemia. It is now being tested on patients with Pancreatic Cancer.
09/01/2015 - Oncology Nurse Advisor. Molecular Partnership with Nerve-Guiding Protein Aids Spread of Pancreatic Cancer. Scientists have identified a molecular partnership in pancreatic cancer cells that might help to explain how the disease metastasizes, in some cases.
09/01/2015 - PR Newswire. MabVax Therapeutics HuMab 5B1 Antibody Is Highlighted at Upcoming World Molecular Imaging Congress in Five Separate Presentations. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) will present results on the use of MabVax's lead antibody as a PET imaging agent and as a radioimmunotherapy agent targeting pancreatic cancer.
08/03/2015 - Medical News Today. Urine Test for Pancreatic Cancer a Step Closer. A new study reveals how researchers have uncovered a biomarker for Pancreatic Cancer in patients' urine, paving the way for a low-cost, noninvasive test that could diagnose the disease in its early stages.
06/26/2015 - Health News Digest. Multiple Genetic Changes Linked to Increased Pancreatic Cancer Risk. Johns Hopkins researchers have uncovered four regions in the human genome where changes may increase the risk of pancreatic cancer.
06/25/2015 - Nature. A Biomarker for Pancreatic Cancer is Found. Glypican-1 identifies cancer exosomes and detects early pancreatic cancer. To see this information presented on NBC Nightly News click here.
06/12/2015 - Fox Business. Berg Hopes Big Data Will Lead to Breakthrough for Pancreatic Cancer. An estimated 40,560 people will die from pancreatic cancer this year.
05/22/2015 - Hutch News. Researchers Discover Tumor Molecule That Causes Spread of Pancreatic Cancer. Fred Hutch researchers have found that a tumor molecule called RUNX3 acts like a traffic cop of sorts, determining whether pancreatic cancer cells will spread, or metastasize, to distant parts of the body or whether they will stay put.
05/20/2015 - News-Medical. Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy aApears to be Safe, Effective for Some Pancreatic Cancer Patients. The Hopkins study also suggests, that (SBRT) may have some advantages over traditional radiation for some patients, because doses can be delivered over the course of one week, unlike six or seven weeks with standard radiation therapy
05/19/2015 - Medical Xpress. Study Discovers How Pancreatic Cancer Spreads to the Liver. Investigators say their discovery can lead to targeted treatments that delay metastasis, and could offer clinicians a new biomarker to test for the earliest signs of pancreatic cancer.
04/30/2015 – Medical Xpress. Pancreatic Cancer Risk Linked to Weak Sunlight. Writing in the April 30 online issue of the Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report pancreatic cancer rates are highest in countries with the least amount of sunlight.
04/27/2015 - The Wallstreet Journal. The Future of Cancer: Closer to a Cure. Decades into the declared modern war on cancer, scientists and clinicians are excited by what we are learning.
04/21/2015 – Mirror UK. Protein Converts Pancreatic Cancer Cells Back into Healthy Cells. Scientists working in the area of pancreatic cancer research have uncovered a technique that sees cancerous cells transform back into normal healthy cells.
04/19/2015 – New York Times. New Blood Test Shows Promise in Cancer Fight. Researchers in labs across the country are testing a potentially transformative innovation called the liquid biopsy. It is a blood test that has only recently become feasible with the latest exquisitely sensitive techniques.
04/13/2015 – EurekAlert. Mayo Profile Identifies Patients Most at Risk of Developing Pancreatic Cancer. A team of international physicians, led by researchers at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Jacksonville, Florida has developed a profile of the patient who would be most at risk of developing lesions that are most likely to develop into cancer.