Pancreatic Cancer News

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Apr

01

New Initiative Helps Caregivers, Lends A Hand To Daily Responsibilities

For the more than 50 million people who provide daily care for a family member or friend, care starts with good hygiene: preventing skin breakdown and guarding against infection helps protect the patient and make them feel comfortable. Concerns over elder care are rapidly growing as the baby boomer generation ages. By 2030, it is estimated that one in every five Americans will be over 65 years old.

Apr

01

Maple Syrup Study Finds 20 Disease-Fighting Antioxidants In Pure Canadian Maple Syrup

In a new research study conducted by the University of Rhode Island, Dr. Navindra Seeram discovered more than 20 compounds linked to human health in Canadian maple syrup, 13 of which were discovered for the first time in maple syrup. Seeram, assistant professor of biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences in URI's College of Pharmacy, unveiled his findings Sunday, March 21 at the American Chemical Society's Annual Meeting.

Mar

25

Going For Gold With A Novel Interventional Radiology Treatment For Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer--known as the most fatal cancer with no known effective treatment-- requires a radical new therapy. A promising approach may come in the form of tiny gold nanoparticles--loaded with a therapeutic agent to kill cancer--in a novel procedure called nanoembolization, said researchers at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 35th Annual Scientific Meeting in Tampa, Fla.

Mar

25

BioSante Announces FDA Orphan Drug Designation For GVAX Pancreatic Cancer Vaccine

BioSante Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced BioSante's receipt of Orphan Drug designation from the FDA's Office of Orphan Products Development for GVAX Pancreas Vaccine in the treatment of pancreatic cancer.

Mar

25

Age, Gender Can Affect Risk To Radiation Treatment

Doctors have a clearer picture than ever before of how much radiation reaches sensitive tissues during routine X-rays and similar imaging, thanks to sophisticated models of the human body being developed at the University of Florida.

Mar

25

Shutting Out Soft Tissue Cancers In The Cold

Cryotherapy, an interventional radiology treatment to freeze cancer tumors, may become the treatment of the future for cancer that has metastasized in soft tissues (such as ovarian cancer) and in bone tumors. Such patients are often not candidates for surgery and would benefit from minimally invasive treatment, say researchers at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 35th Annual Scientific Meeting in Tampa, Fla.

Mar

25

Mayo Clinic Study On How To Minimize Radiation Risks Of Angioplasty Shows Highest Doses In Men, Large Body Mass, Complex Cases

Body size, gender and the complexity of heart disease significantly influence how much cumulative radiation skin dose that patients receive during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) therapy, also known as angioplasty, according to a new Mayo Clinic study. The study was undertaken as a quality control initiative to reduce the potential radiation risks of cancer to patients and PCI operators.

Mar

22

Health Reform Vote Answered Call Of History

US President Barack Obama said Sunday that Americans had answered the call of history, after Congress sent him a sweeping health reform bill he said answered the prayers of the uninsured. This is what change looks like, Obama said, in late-night remarks in the East Room of the White House, soon after the House of Representatives voted to pass his health care plan after months of cliffhanger politics.

Mar

18

Cancer Patients Find Relief In Integrative Medicine Services

The very instant Penny Kukovec was diagnosed with breast cancer her world permanently changed. Suddenly, it felt as if her life was out of her control. She felt powerless and overwhelmed. There were so many unanswered questions. Why me? What's next? What about my family? The feelings Kukovec experienced are felt by many cancer patients following their initial diagnosis and as they pursue treatment.

Mar

18

Papaya Extract Thwarts Growth Of Cancer Cells In Lab Tests

The humble papaya is gaining credibility in Western medicine for anticancer powers that folk cultures have recognized for generations. University of Florida researcher Nam Dang, M.D., Ph.D., and colleagues in Japan have documented papaya's dramatic anticancer effect against a broad range of lab-grown tumors, including cancers of the cervix, breast, liver, lung and pancreas.

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