Pancreatic cancer

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Pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer occurs when cells of the pancreas grow abnormally to form a tumor. The pancreas is a gland that normally makes juices that help break down food and produces insulin and other hormones. Pancreatic cancer usually doesn't cause symptoms right away, but can cause yellowing of the skin and eyes, pain in the abdomen and back, weight loss, and fatigue. Some risk factors for developing pancreatic cancer include smoking, long-term diabetes, chronic pancreatitis, and certain hereditary disorders. Because pancreatic cancer is often found late and it spreads quickly, it can be hard to treat. Possible treatments include surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy.
 

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Pancreatic cancer" for support, advocacy or research.

Cancer Hope Network

To provide one-on-one support to people undergoing treatment for cancer and to their families. We provide this support by training individuals who have recovered from cancer and matching them with cancer patients currently undergoing a similar experience. Through this matching process, we strive to instill hope and to make a difference in their fight against cancer.

Last Updated: 29 Jul 2015

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Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is a nationwide network of people dedicated to working together to advance research, support patients and create hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer.

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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The Lustgarten Foundation

The Lustgarten Foundation is committed to advancing the scientific and medical research related to the diagnosis, treatment, cure and prevention of pancreatic cancer.

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Pancreatic cancer" for support, advocacy or research.

Cancer Hope Network

To provide one-on-one support to people undergoing treatment for cancer and to their families. We provide this support by training individuals who have recovered from cancer and matching them with cancer patients currently undergoing a similar experience. Through this matching process, we strive to instill hope and to make a difference in their fight against cancer.

http://www.CancerHopeNetwork.org

Last Updated: 29 Jul 2015

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Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is a nationwide network of people dedicated to working together to advance research, support patients and create hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer.

http://www.pancan.org

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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The Lustgarten Foundation

The Lustgarten Foundation is committed to advancing the scientific and medical research related to the diagnosis, treatment, cure and prevention of pancreatic cancer.

http://www.lustgarten.org

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Pancreatic cancer" returned 4464 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Relevance of Sp Binding Site Polymorphism in WWOX for Treatment Outcome in Pancreatic Cancer.
 

Author(s): Markus A Schirmer, Claudia M Lüske, Sebastian Roppel, Alexander Schaudinn, Christian Zimmer, Ruben Pflüger, Martin Haubrock, Jacobe Rapp, Cenap Güngör, Maximilian Bockhorn, Thilo Hackert, Thomas Hank, Oliver Strobel, Jens Werner, Jakob R Izbicki, Steven A Johnsen, Jochen Gaedcke, Jürgen Brockmöller, B Michael Ghadimi

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A genome-wide association study (GWAS) suggested inherited genetic single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) affecting overall survival (OS) in advanced pancreatic cancer. To identify robust clinical biomarkers, we tested the strongest reported candidate loci in an independent patient ...

Last Updated: 9 Feb 2016

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Pathological Complete Remission of Pancreatic Cancer Following Neoadjuvant Chemoradiation Therapy; Not the End of Battles.
 

Author(s): Sung Hwan Lee, Chang Moo Kang, Hogeun Kim, Ho Kyoung Hwang, Si Young Song, Jinsil Seong, Myoung Jin Kim, Woo Jung Lee

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Dec;94(52):e2168.

 

In spite of controversial issues, pancreatectomy following neoadjuvant chemoradiation therapy (NeoCRT) has been applied in treating advanced pancreatic cancer. Cases of pathological complete remission (pCR) following NeoCRT is rare, and its long-term follow-up data are still lacking.From ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 2015

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The co-expression of MMP-9 and Tenascin-C is significantly associated with the progression and prognosis of pancreatic cancer.
 

Author(s): Yingqiang Xu, Zhonghu Li, Peng Jiang, Guo Wu, Kai Chen, Xi Zhang, Xiaowu Li

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Matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) and Tenascin-C (TN-C) have been shown to be involved in the metastasis of many tumors. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between the co-expression of these two molecules and the clinical prognosis of pancreatic cancer.

Last Updated: 15 Dec 2015

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Pancreatic cancer" returned 590 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Pancreatic Cancer Diagnostics and Treatment--Current State.
 

Author(s): Zdeněk Krška, Jan Šváb, David Hoskovec, Jan Ulrych

Journal: Prague Med Rep. 2015 ;116(4):253-67.

 

Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) represents permanent and ever rising issue worldwide. Five-year survival does not exceed 3 to 6%, i.e. the worst result among solid tumours. The article evaluates the current state of PDAC diagnostics and treatment specifying also development ...

Last Updated: 15 Dec 2015

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Localized Autoimmune Pancreatitis: Report of a Case Clinically Mimicking Pancreatic Cancer and a Literature Review.
 

Author(s): Zhe Cao, Rui Tian, Taiping Zhang, Yupei Zhao

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Oct;94(42):e1656.

 

Autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) is a rare disease with clinical presentations that greatly mimic pancreatic cancer (PC). It is critical for clinicians to distinguish AIP from PC because their treatments and prognoses are entirely different. Typical images show characteristic features ...

Last Updated: 27 Oct 2015

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Functional significance of macrophages in pancreatic cancer biology.
 

Author(s): Hai Hu, Feng Jiao, Ting Han, Li-Wei Wang

Journal: Tumour Biol.. 2015 Dec;36(12):9119-26.

 

Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA) is a lethal disease that is usually diagnosed at late stage with few effective therapies. Despite the rapid progress on the genomics and proteomics of the neoplastic cells, therapies that targeted the pancreatic cancer cells proved to be inefficient, ...

Last Updated: 24 Dec 2015

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Second-Line Adjuvant Therapy With Nab-Paclitaxel Plus Gemcitabine Versus Oxaliplatin Plus Folinic Acid and Fluorouracil for Gemcitabine-Refractory Pancreatic Cancer After Curative Resection
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Stage ⅠA Pancreatic Cancer; Stage ⅠB Pancreatic Cancer; Stage ⅡA Pancreatic Cancer; Stage ⅡB Pancreatic Cancer

 

Last Updated: 2 Feb 2016

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Weekly Dosing of an Integrative Chemotherapy Combination to Treat Advanced Pancreatic Cancer
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Adenocarincoma of Pancreas; Stage III Pancreatic Cancer; Stage IVA Pancreatic Cancer; Stage IVB Pancreatic Cancer

 

Last Updated: 7 May 2007

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A Study of Vantictumab (OMP-18R5) in Combination With Nab-Paclitaxel and Gemcitabine in Previously Untreated Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Pancreatic Cancer; Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer

 

Last Updated: 31 Aug 2015

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