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    1. Additional Treatments for Pancreatic Cancer

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Additional treatments for locally advanced pancreatic cancer don't appear to boost survival, a new French study reports. Researchers looked at the effects of adding a second drug -- erlotinib (Tarceva) -- to the initial round

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    2. Certain Mouth Germs Tied to Pancreatic Cancer Risk

      By Don Rauf HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests a possible link between certain germs found in the mouth and a heightened risk of pancreatic cancer. "We identified two types of bacteria that are associated with a higher risk for pancreatic cancer and

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    3. 4 Types of Pancreatic Cancer Identified: Study

      Feb. 26, 2016 -- Scientists say there are four kinds of  pancreatic cancer, a finding that could lead to new treatment opportunities. An estimated 53,000 people will be diagnosed with the disease in the U.S. in 2016, according to the American Cancer Society. Of those, an estimated 41,700 will die. B

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    4. FDA Approves New Pancreatic Cancer Drug

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug called Onivyde as part of a treatment regimen for advanced pancreatic cancer. Onivyde (irinotecan liposome injection) was approved to be used in combination w

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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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