Pancreatic Cancer News

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May

24

The Cancer Preventers Many Don't Know About, Or Want

Few people are taking advantage of pills that have been proven to prevent a substantial number of common cancers. If you didn't realize such pills exist, you are not unusual. Which is part of the problem. This barely used arsenal in the war on cancer has grown to four drugs -- two for the breast and two for the prostate gland. The first won federal approval in 1998; the fourth is now seeking approval.

May

23

Chill Out During Chemo And Maybe Keep Your Hair

Carrie Greene's cancer doctor called her on a Saturday morning a few months ago and said he wanted to change her chemotherapy treatment. What do you think about losing your hair, he asked. Greene, 41, who has recurring breast cancer, had already been through that. Twice. One of the worst -- or funniest -- moments came when her 5-year-old daughter yanked off her wig in front of all the kids at day care.

May

20

Genome Breakthrough Allows Scientists To Identify And Profile Tumor Cells From Very Small Samples

Researchers from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in the USA have developed a powerful new technique for analyzing the genome of single tumor cells. The breakthrough allows them to study in fine detail the biology of how tumors develop and has the potential to help doctors identify dangerous tumor cells from small samples such as fine-needle biopsies from the prostate or a non-invasive lesion in the breast,

May

20

Investigators At Stanford University Zero In On Immunization

A new study, 'Utility of influenza vaccination for oncology patients,' is now available. Every fall and winter, patients with cancer and their families ask oncologists whether they should be vaccinated for influenza. This season, with escalating concerns regarding the novel H1N1 influenza virus and its recently approved vaccine, this question has become more frequent and increasingly urgent, scientists in the United States report.

May

20

Studies From University Of Texas, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Reveal New Findings On Bone Research

New investigation results, 'Cancer therapies and bone health,' are detailed in a study published in Current Rheumatology Reports. According to recent research from the United States, Cancer patients are at risk for adverse events involving bone. Metastasis of cancer to bone and primary bone tumors can compromise the integrity of bone.

May

20

Suppressing Activity Of Common Intestinal Bacteria Reduces Tumor Growth

A team of University of California, San Diego School of Medicine researchers has discovered that common intestinal bacteria appear to promote tumor growths in genetically susceptible mice, but that tumorigenesis can be suppressed if the mice are exposed to an inhibiting protein enzyme.

May

17

Doctors Have New Approach To Fight Tumor Cells

University of Miami doctors have developed a new method of catching and killing tumor cells floating through the human bloodstream they say could be a potent new weapon against most kinds of cancer within a decade.

May

13

High Doses Of Antioxidant Supplements Induce Stem Cell Genetic Abnormalities

High doses of antioxidant nutritional supplements, such as vitamins C and E, can increase genetic abnormalities in cells, which may predispose supplement-takers to developing cancer, according to a new study from the Cedars- Sinai Heart Institute.

May

13

Pancreatic Cancer: Minimally Invasive Treatments And Possible Links To GI Diseases

Researchers have confirmed a suspected link between pancreatic cancer and inflammatory bowel disease, while other science shows that intra- abdominal fat serves as a predictor of survival in pancreatic cancer patients, and new technology shows promising results for improvements in complicated surgery for pancreatic pseudocysts.

May

10

On Trend, Cancer Expenses Double

The cost of treating cancer has doubled over the past 20 years, but those costs are in line with overall trends in health spending. And while more people are getting cancer as the U.S. population ages, treatment has shifted away from hospitals to outpatient settings, finds a study in today's edition of the journal Cancer.

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