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  1. Pancreatic Cancer Linked to Sodas?

    Feb. 8, 2010 -- Drinking as little as two soft drinks a week appears to nearly double the risk of getting pancreatic cancer, according to a new study. ''People who drank two or more soft drinks a week had an 87% increased risk -- or nearly twice the risk -- of pancreatic cancer compared to individua

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  2. New Genetic Links for Pancreatic Cancer

    Jan. 25, 2010 -- At least three newly discovered genetic variants may contribute to pancreatic cancer risk, according to a new study. Researchers say it’s the largest study to date to identify potential genetic risk factors for the mysterious disease. Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest cancer

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  3. Drug May Help Fight Rare Pancreatic Cancer

    Jan. 25, 2010 (Orlando, Fla.) -- A pill that cuts off the supply of nutrients to tumors shows promise for treating people with the rare type of pancreatic cancer that afflicted Apple CEO Steve Jobs. In a study of 171 people with advanced pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors, the drug, Sutent, doubled th

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  4. Pancreatic Cancer Detected by Blood Test

    Jan. 20, 2010 -- Researchers say they have developed a blood test that can spot pancreatic cancer earlier, when it is more curable. The test uses an antibody that works like a heat-seeking missile, homing in and attaching to cells that carry a protein called PAM4 that is present in the vast majority

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  5. New Drug May Treat Pancreatic Cancer

    Sept. 24, 2009 (Berlin) -- Scientists are developing a pill that makes difficult-to-treat pancreatic cancer cells more sensitive to chemotherapy, paving the way for a new approach to treating the disease that killed actor Patrick Swayze. The pill inhibits the action of a protein called TAK-1 that ma

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  6. Patrick Swayze Dies of Pancreatic Cancer

    Sept. 15, 2009 -- Actor Patrick Swayze died yesterday of pancreatic cancer. Swayze, 57, died "peacefully" with his family at his side, Swayze's publicist, Annett Wolf, said in a statement published by the Associated Press. Although Swayze's memorable movie roles in Dirty Dancing and Ghost ingratiate

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  7. Steve Jobs' Liver Transplant Confirmed

    June 24, 2009 -- Methodist University Hospital Transplant Institute in Memphis has confirmed that Steve Jobs, Apple's chief executive officer, got a liver transplant there recently. With Jobs' permission, James D. Eason, MD, program director at Methodist University Hospital Transplant Institute and

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  8. Steve Jobs' Reported Liver Transplant

    June 22, 2009 -- The Wall Street Journal reports that Steve Jobs, Apple's chief executive officer, had a liver transplant in Tennessee about two months ago. The report has raised questions about Jobs' health. Apple didn't reply to queries from WebMD about Jobs' reported liver transplant. The Wall St

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  9. New Pancreatic Cancer Drug in the Works

    April 14, 2009 -- An experimental drug called AMG 479 shows promise against pancreatic cancer. That news comes from researchers at Amgen, the drug company developing AMG 479. AMG 479 is a biologic drug that targets insulin-like growth factor (IGF) type 1 receptors. "We know that insulin-like growth

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  10. Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Get Chemo

    March 17, 2009 -- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg announced today that she will undergo chemotherapy in the wake of her recent pancreatic cancer surgery. In a news release, Ginsburg says she is scheduled to undergo "a precautionary, post-surgery course of chemotherapy at the National Insti

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