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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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 5631 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Identification of key microRNAs and their targets in exosomes of pancreatic cancer using bioinformatics analysis.
 

Author(s): Xin Zhao, Yiming Ren, Naiqiang Cui, Ximo Wang, Yunfeng Cui

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Sep;97(39):e12632.

 

Pancreatic cancer (PC) is one of the most lethal tumors, due to late diagnosis and limited surgical strategies. It has been reported that serum exosomal microRNAs (S-Exo-miRNAs) play a pivotal role as signaling molecules and serve as noninvasive diagnosis methods for PC. The combination ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Identification of antitumoral agents against human pancreatic cancer cells from Asteraceae and Lamiaceae plant extracts.
 

Author(s): Lamia Mouhid, Marta Gómez de Cedrón, Teodoro Vargas, Elena García-Carrascosa, Nieves Herranz, Mónica García-Risco, Guillermo Reglero, Tiziana Fornari, Ana Ramírez de Molina

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Pancreatic cancer is one of the most aggressive and mortal cancers. Although several drugs have been proposed for its treatment, it remains resistant and new alternatives are needed. In this context, plants and their derivatives constitute a relevant source of bioactive components ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Demographic, clinical, and pathological features of early onset pancreatic cancer patients.
 

Author(s): Chara Ntala, Silvana Debernardi, Roger M Feakins, Tatjana Crnogorac-Jurcevic

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Early onset pancreatic cancer (EOPC), i.e. pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) occurring in patients below 50 years of age, is rare and there is limited information regarding risk factors, molecular basis and outcome. This study aimed to determine the demographic and clinicopathological ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Pancreatic cancer" returned 800 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Fluorescent-guided surgery for sentinel lymph node detection in gastric cancer and carcinoembryonic antigen targeted fluorescent-guided surgery in colorectal and pancreatic cancer.
 

Author(s): Floris A Vuijk, Denise E Hilling, J Sven D Mieog, Alexander L Vahrmeijer

Journal: J Surg Oncol. 2018 Aug;118(2):315-323.

 

Sentinel lymph node procedures for gastric cancer resections using indocyanine green (ICG) linked to Nanocoll outperformed normal ICG but did not provide information on possible lymph node metastasis. Carcinoembryonic antigen targeted fluorescent imaging using SGM-101 was successful ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Effects of chemoradiotherapy and chemotherapy on survival of patients with locally advanced pancreatic cancer: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
 

Author(s): Cuiying Wang, Xiaohua Liu, Xiaohua Wang, Yanlei Wang, Na Cha

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Sep;97(36):e12260.

 

To comparatively evaluate chemoradiotherapy (CRT) and chemotherapy (CT) for the treatment of locally advanced pancreatic cancer (LAPC) by meta-analysis.A literature search was performed until August 2016 to identify comparative studies assessing survival rates and complications. Pooled ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Survival Benefit of Metformin Adjuvant Treatment For Pancreatic Cancer Patients: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
 

Author(s): Guoxing Wan, Xue Sun, Fang Li, Xuanbin Wang, Chen Li, Hongliang Li, Xianjun Yu, Fengjun Cao

Journal: Cell. Physiol. Biochem.. 2018 ;49(3):837-847.

 

Previous studies on the effect of metformin therapy on survival of pancreatic cancer patients obtained inconsistent findings. To reevaluate the prognostic value of metformin adjuvant treatment, a meta-analysis was carried out.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Niraparib in Patients With Pancreatic Cancer
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Pancreatic Cancer

 

Last Updated: 31 Aug 2018

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Losartan and Nivolumab in Combination With FOLFIRINOX and SBRT in Localized Pancreatic Cancer
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Pancreatic Cancer

 

Last Updated: 14 Sep 2018

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Last Updated: 23 Jul 2018

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