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Upon being diagnosed with cancer, patients often anticipate side effects of treatment: the idea of nausea, hair loss, and fatigue can cast a long shadow. But it may help patients to remember that not all of the side effects of cancer are bad. In fact, some of the positive results of cancer can add immensely to the quality of a survivor’s life.
Dr. Robert Levin, M.D., Chief of Medical Oncology at Cancer Treatment Centers of America, answers questions about the prevention, treatment and related side effects of pancreatic cancer.
Integrative medicine focuses on mind, body and spirit, combining today's cutting-edge treatments with nontraditional techniques and approaches. The June issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter features an in-depth Special Report on this rapidly growing area of medicine, covering mind-body, energy and hands-on therapies.
Groundbreaking studies will be presented at the ESMO 12th World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer next week in Barcelona, Spain, including exciting new data on treatment for neuroendocrine tumors.
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network today hosts its fourth annual Pancreatic Cancer Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C. Nearly 500 advocates, including patients, survivors and loved ones, from across the United States will meet with members of Congress to call for congressional action to ensure progress is made against the fourth leading cause of cancer death in our country by co-sponsoring the Pancreatic Cancer Research and Education Act.
Scientists discuss in 'A phase II study of induction chemotherapy with gemcitabine plus S-1 followed by chemoradiotherapy for locally advanced pancreatic cancer' new findings in pancreatic cancer.
Researchers detail in 'Chemoprevention strategies for pancreatic cancer,' new data in pancreatic cancer. According to recent research from the United States, Pancreatic cancer has a poor prognosis and is often diagnosed at an advanced stage, which makes it difficult to treat. The low survival rate of patients with pancreatic cancer points towards an increased need for novel therapeutic and chemopreventive strategies and also early detection of this disease.
Working with researchers from the University of Michigan and Indiana University, Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) investigators have developed a method that could be used to predict whether pancreatic cysts are benign or are precursors to invasive cancer.
During a stay at a resort two years ago, Carol Arand purchased $4,000 in genetic tests after a spa physician praised their potential to improve her health. If ever she got sick, Arand reasoned, she could take the results to her doctor. I hoped that this genetic fingerprint could be useful, she said.
Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: LIFE) announced the creation of the Genomic Cancer Care Alliance to help people battling cancer gain access to treatment options found through analysis of their genomic information. Founding partners include Fox Chase Cancer Center, Scripps Genomic Medicine, and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen).The announcement came during the Consumer Genetics Conference being held June 2-4 in Boston.
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