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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Blood Test for Pancreatic Cancer Shows Promise

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Pancreatic cancer is one of the most lethal tumor types because it's too often diagnosed in a later, advanced stage. But a new study suggests that a simple blood test might help spot the disease earlier. The study is described as s

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  4. Obese Patients With Pancreatic Cancer Have Shorter Survival, Study Finds

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 22 (HealthDay News) -- A diagnosis of pancreatic cancer usually carries with it a poor prognosis, and the news may be even worse for those who are obese: It could mean dying two to three months sooner than pancreatic cancer patients of normal weigh

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  5. Healthy Eating Might Ward Off Pancreatic Cancer

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 15 (HealthDay News) -- In a study of more than 500,000 Americans, those who ate a healthy diet reduced their risk for pancreatic cancer by 15 percent. The diet used in the study followed federal dietary guidelines from 2005 and recommended eating

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  6. Blood Test Might Spot Pancreatic Cancer Early

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 29 (HealthDay News) -- A new blood test that detects deadly pancreatic cancer earlier than usual might slightly improve patients' odds for survival, a small Japanese study suggests. "This new diagnostic test may be a safe and easy screening method

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  7. Can a Saliva Test Spot Early Pancreatic Cancer?

    Oct. 12, 2011 -- A simple saliva test may one day help doctors diagnose people with pancreatic cancer before it has spread. As of now, there is no early screening test for pancreatic cancer. There often are no symptoms until the cancer has begun to spread, which accounts for its poor survival rate. 

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  8. Apple Founder Steve Jobs Dies at 56

    Oct. 5, 2011 -- Steve Jobs, the visionary co-founder of Apple Inc. who revolutionized the way we use technology, died today after fighting advanced pancreatic cancer since 2004. The death was announced by the company he helped found. "Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has

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  9. FAQ: Steve Jobs' Pancreatic Cancer

    Aug. 25, 2011 --  Steve Jobs gave no specific explanation for his sudden resignation as Apple CEO. But one possible health reason is that his pancreatic cancer may have returned. If Jobs had suffered the most common form of pancreatic cancer, adenocarcinoma, the chances are he would have died soon a

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  10. FDA OKs Afinitor to Treat Pancreatic Cancer

    May 6, 2011 -- The FDA has approved the drug Afinitor (everolimus) to treat a rare type of pancreatic cancer. The Novartis-made drug has been approved to treat patients with progressive neuroendocrine tumors located in the pancreas that cannot be surgically removed or which have spread to other part

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