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  1. Electrical Bursts May Help Fight Pancreatic Cancer

    By Emily Willingham HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Using tiny but powerful bursts of electricity to make holes in pancreatic cancer cells may improve survival rates for some patients, new research suggests. Using zaps of electricity in certain patients can "nearly dou

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  2. Urine Test Might Find Pancreatic Cancer Early

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists report that they have developed a urine test that may detect pancreatic cancer at an early stage. Usually, symptoms of this deadly disease do not appear until it is at an advanced stage and has spread, and litt

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  3. Blood Protein May Spot Pancreatic Cancer Early

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have discovered a protein that pancreatic tumors consistently shed into the blood, making a potentially significant advance toward a blood test that could catch the deadly cancer early. Experts were cautiously

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  4. Cloudy Climes May Up Risk of Pancreatic Cancer

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who live in regions with low sunlight may have a higher risk of pancreatic cancer, possibly because they don't get enough vitamin D from the sun, new research suggests. "If you're living at a high latitude or in

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  5. Researchers Learning More About Pancreatic Cancer

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists are working to find new ways to treat pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest types of cancer in the United States. Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the country. Each year, more t

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  6. Scientists Detect Early Sign of Pancreatic Cancer

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Sept. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've identified a sign of early development of pancreatic cancer, a leading cause of cancer death. And, they add, their discovery might lead one day to a new test to detect the disease in its initial an

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  7. Low-Dose Aspirin May Help Ward Off This Cancer

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who take low-dose aspirin for more than 10 years might be reducing their risk for pancreatic cancer, a new study suggests. Even taking a daily aspirin for just three years lowered the chances of the deadly cance

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  8. Pancreatic Cancer: 2nd Deadliest Cancer by 2030?

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pancreatic cancer is set to become the second deadliest cancer in the United States by 2030, new research predicts. If the projections hold, pancreatic cancer will bypass breast, prostate and colorectal cancers, ending up seco

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  9. Diabetes Drugs, Pancreatic Cancer Not Linked: Study

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's no firm evidence that the type 2 diabetes medications known as incretin-based drugs cause pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer, U.S. and European health officials say. But it's too early to say there's definitely n

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  10. Blood Test Might Help Spot Pancreatic Cancer Early

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new blood test might one day help doctors spot pancreatic cancer in its early stages, Danish scientists report. The researchers said their testing is still too preliminary to be certain it can accurately diagnose panc

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