Pancreatic Cancer News
- Two New Symptoms That Could Point to Pancreatic Cancer
November 10, 2021 — The discovery could help with earlier detection and improve extremely low survival numbers.
- Why Are Cases of Pancreatic Cancer Rising in Young Women?
October 25, 2021 — If the current trend continues, researchers say pancreatic cancer among women aged 15 to 34 could grow to 400% of that experienced by men of the same ages by 2040.
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies From Pancreatic Cancer
September 18, 2020 — The three-time cancer survivor faced her most recent troubles in late 2018, when she had surgery for lung cancer that was discovered after she broke several ribs in a fall in her chambers. In January of 2020, Ginsburg announced that she was cancer free. But in July she said she was undergoing chemotherapy after a lesion was found on her liver.
- Ginsburg Hospitalized for Non-Surgical Procedure
July 30, 2020 — It's been a tough month, health-wise, for Ginsburg. On July 17 she announced that she underwent chemotherapy to help fight a recurrence of pancreatic cancer, CNN reported.
- Civil Rights Icon and Congressman John Lewis Dies
July 18, 2020 — Civil rights icon and congressman John Lewis, who had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year, died at the age of 80.
- RBG's Cancer Returns; She's Still Working
July 17, 2020 — In a statement from the Supreme Court, the 87-year-old senior member of the court's four-member liberal wing says she is able to do her job ''full steam."
- Alex Trebek Says Cancer Treatments 'Paying Off'
July 17, 2020 — He also announced he plans to return to the studio to film new episodes of his wildly popular game show in September. The show's filming has been in hiatus during the coronavirus pandemic.
- FDA Approves Drug for Pancreatic Cancer Treatment
December 31, 2019 — Olaparib is already approved for use in BRCA-mutated ovarian and breast cancers.
- Rep. John Lewis to Be Treated for Pancreatic Cancer
December 30, 2019 — The 79-year-old said he was diagnosed during a "routine medical visit and subsequent tests."
- Alex Trebek on Cancer: 'I Wish I Had Known Sooner'
October 31, 2019 — Alex Trebek is turning his battle with pancreatic cancer into advocacy, partnering with the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition to issue a public service announcement (PSA) aimed at heightening awareness of the killer disease.
- Rates of Pancreatic Cancer Rising Worldwide
October 23, 2019 — Colon cancer rates and pancreatic cancer deaths rose by 10% worldwide between 1990 and 2017, according to a new study of global trends in digestive diseases.
- 'Jeopardy!' Host Alex Trebek 'Not Afraid of Dying'
October 9, 2019 — The 79-year-old Trebek resumed chemotherapy last month after losing a large amount of weight and having his cancer-related numbers rise sharply, he told ABC's "Good Morning America" on Sept. 17.
- Fungal Invasion May Drive Some Pancreatic Cancers
October 4, 2019 — The finding could advance the prevention and treatment of pancreatic cancer, which is usually fatal because it's often detected too late.
- Jeopardy! Host Alex Trebek Heading Back to Chemo
September 17, 2019 — "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek is heading back for another round of chemotherapy after losing a large amount of weight and having his numbers rise sharply, he told ABC's "Good Morning America" on Tuesday.
- Alex Trebek Back On 'Jeopardy!' After Chemotherapy
August 30, 2019 — Long-time "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek has finished chemotherapy -- aimed at beating back pancreatic cancer -- and is returning to host the popular game show.
- Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Treated for Pancreatic Cancer
August 23, 2019 — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has just finished treatment for pancreatic cancer, the U.S. Supreme Court announced Friday.
- Trial: Gains Seen on Inoperable Pancreatic Cancer
May 30, 2019 — In the clinical trial, 49 patients with locally advanced pancreatic cancer received intensive chemotherapy and radiation therapy, as well as the blood pressure drug losartan.
- New Pancreatic Cancer Therapies Extending Lives
April 2, 2019 — New chemotherapy regimens have given people with inoperable pancreatic cancer a fighting chance when delivered appropriately in conjunction with radiation therapy and surgery, according to a new study.
- Pancreatic Cancer Odds Tied to Weight Before 50
March 31, 2019 — One reason pancreatic cancer is so deadly is that it often isn't discovered until it has reached an advanced stage. The disease rarely causes noticeable symptoms, and there are no effective screening tests, according to the cancer society.
- 'Jeopardy' Host Alex Trebek Has Pancreatic Cancer
March 6, 2019 — The long-time host of the hit game show announced the diagnosis on the show's YouTube page. Trebek vowed to fight the disease.
- Drug Combo Boosts Pancreatic Cancer Survival Time
December 19, 2018 — Experts say the findings represent major progress against a highly lethal disease.
- Teen Obesity, Later Pancreatic Cancer Risk Linked?
November 14, 2018 — Your odds of getting pancreatic cancer can quadruple if you’re obese as a teen, researchers have found. But it’s still rare, and even with increased odds, the likelihood of getting the disease is small.
- New Treatments May Boost Pancreatic Cancer Odds
June 4, 2018 — A four-drug chemo "cocktail" extended surgical patients' lives by nearly two years over the current standard single-drug chemo regimen for pancreatic cancer, a clinical trial out of France has shown.
- BP Meds Tied to Pancreatic Cancer Risk in Women
April 17, 2018 — In a large study of postmenopausal women, those who had ever taken a short-acting calcium channel blocker (CCB) saw their pancreatic cancer risk shoot up by 66 percent.
- Chasing Diabetes' Connection To Pancreatic Cancer
November 20, 2017 — Researchers want to know more about the link between pancreatic cancer and diabetes.
- Low-Fat Diet May Cut Pancreatic Cancer Risk
November 9, 2017 — A low-fat diet may lower older women's risk of pancreatic cancer, a new study suggests.
- Blood Test for Pancreatic Cancer Shows Promise
May 24, 2017 — Scientists aim for earlier detection, when tumors are treatable
- Low-Dose Aspirin May Cut Pancreatic Cancer Risk
December 20, 2016 — Chinese-based study, analysis of previous research point to everyday use decreasing the odds
- Additional Treatments for Pancreatic Cancer
May 3, 2016 — Neither extra chemotherapy drug nor add-on radiation aided longevity in French trial
- Certain Mouth Germs Tied to Pancreatic Cancer Risk
April 20, 2016 — But research can't prove cause-and-effect and more investigation is needed, experts say
- 4 Types of Pancreatic Cancer Identified: Study
February 26, 2016 — Scientists say there are four types of pancreatic cancer, a discovery that could lead to new treatment opportunities.
- FDA Approves New Pancreatic Cancer Drug
October 22, 2015 — Agency says medication can be used in combination with others for advanced cases
- Electrical Bursts May Help Fight Pancreatic Cancer
September 3, 2015 — Study found procedure improved survival for people with stage 3 disease
- Urine Test Might Find Pancreatic Cancer Early
August 3, 2015 — But expert says whether it will improve outcomes not proven yet
- Blood Protein May Spot Pancreatic Cancer Early
June 24, 2015 — But more research is needed before test is used for monitoring or screening, researchers say
- Cloudy Climes May Up Risk of Pancreatic Cancer
April 30, 2015 — Shortage of vitamin D may be to blame
- Researchers Learning More About Pancreatic Cancer
January 30, 2015 — FDA hopes targeted drug research will lead to 'big break'
- Scientists Detect Early Sign of Pancreatic Cancer
September 28, 2014 — Finding might lead one day to test for a disease that's hard to detect before advanced stages
- Low-Dose Aspirin May Help Ward Off This Cancer
June 26, 2014 — But, finding isn't conclusive, and people shouldn't take the drug just to cut cancer risk, experts say
- Pancreatic Cancer: 2nd Deadliest Cancer by 2030?
May 19, 2014 — Prediction highlights need for more research on this difficult-to-diagnose, treat disease, U.S. experts say
- Diabetes Drugs, Pancreatic Cancer Not Linked: Study
February 26, 2014 — But FDA assessment calls for further look at injectable type-2 treatments
- Blood Test Might Help Spot Pancreatic Cancer Early
January 21, 2014 — Danish researchers say findings are preliminary, test produces a lot of false positive results
- Blood Test for Pancreatic Cancer Shows Promise
October 25, 2013 — But the screen is meant only for people already at high risk for the deadly illness, experts say
- Obese Patients With Pancreatic Cancer Have Shorter Survival, Study Finds
October 22, 2013 — Reasons for link are unclear, but might involve inflammatory issues or differences in treatment
- Healthy Eating Might Ward Off Pancreatic Cancer
August 15, 2013 — Researchers found a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains cut risk by 15 percent
- Blood Test Might Spot Pancreatic Cancer Early
March 29, 2013 — But not early enough to make a big difference in survival rates, an expert says
- Eat Antioxidants to Lower Pancreatic Cancer Risk?
July 24, 2012 — New research suggests that diets rich in antioxidants such as vitamin E, vitamin C, and selenium may help reduce the risk of developing pancreatic cancer.
- Can a Saliva Test Spot Early Pancreatic Cancer?
October 12, 2011 — A simple saliva test may one day help doctors diagnose people with pancreatic cancer before it has started to spread.