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  1. Tests Detect Pancreatic Cancer Earlier

    May 20, 2008 -- For people at high risk of pancreatic cancer, innovative approaches to screening and surveillance are helping to catch tumors earlier, when they're more treatable. The tests are already available at many major academic medical centers throughout the country. Researchers hope the new

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  2. Patrick Swayze Has Pancreatic Cancer

    March 6, 2008 -- Patrick Swayze, who starred in such blockbuster films as Dirty Dancing and Ghost, has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, according to media reports. While little has been reported about the 55-year-old actor's condition, the news casts a spotlight on this often fatal form of can

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  3. Vitamins May Help Cancer-Related Pain

    Jan. 28, 2008 (Orlando) -- High-potency vitamins, melatonin supplements, and other complementary remedies may help to relieve the debilitating pain and fatigue experienced by most people with advanced pancreatic cancer, a new study suggests. "Pain and fatigue are a huge issue for this population of

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  4. Test May Help Spot Pancreatic Cancer

    Aug. 1, 2007 -- A new, no-surgery test may help detect pancreatic cancer in its earlier, more treatable stages, scientists announced today. The test isn't ready for patients yet. But if successful in other studies, it may help people survive pancreatic cancer, which is America's fourth leading cause

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  5. Molecules May Show Pancreatic Cancer

    May 1, 2007 -- Pancreatic cancer may leave telltale signs in gene-related molecules called microRNAs. That news comes from scientists including Mark Bloomston, MD, assistant professor of surgery at Ohio State University's James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. In the U.S., pancreatic c

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  6. Vaccine for Pancreatic Cancer Studied

    Jan. 22, 2007 (Orlando) -- A novel vaccine that encourages the immune system to seek out and destroy tumor cells shows promise for treating pancreatic cancer. In a new study, pancreatic cancer patients who were given the experimental vaccine lived an average of 27 months. That may not sound like muc

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  7. Gum Disease Ups Pancreatic Cancer Risk

    Jan. 16, 2007 -- Gum disease can more than double a person's risk of pancreatic cancer , a Harvard study shows. In addition, people with a history of gum disease, plus recent tooth loss, have a 2.7-fold higher risk of this fatal cancer than people without gum disease or tooth loss. Previous studies

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  8. Vitamin D May Cut Pancreatic Cancer

    Sept. 12, 2006 -- Getting the recommended intake of vitamin D from diet, supplements, or even the sun may cut your risk of pancreatic cancer. The results of two large, long-term surveys show that adults who got 300 IU to 449 IU (international units) per day had a 43% lower risk of pancreatic cancer

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  9. Folate May Cut Pancreatic Cancer Risk

    March 14, 2006 -- Eating foods rich in folate, better known as folic acid, may lower risk of pancreatic cancer, a new study shows. But the study, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, doesn't show the same benefit from folic acid in supplements. Researcher Susanna Larsson sums u

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  10. Pancreatic Cancer Tied to Insulin Woes

    Dec. 13, 2005 -- A new study links insulin problems to greater odds of developing pancreatic cancer. Insulin is a hormone. It's made by the pancreas and it's necessary for the body to be able to use blood sugar (glucose) for fuel. Insulin resistance occurs when there are elevated levels of glucose d

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