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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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

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Pancreatic cancer" returned 5538 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Value of anti-plasminogen binding peptide, anti-carbonic anhydrase II, immunoglobulin G4, and other serological markers for the differentiation of autoimmune pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer.
 

Author(s): Sönke Detlefsen, Jesper D de Vos, Julia T Tanassi, Niels H H Heegaard, Claus Fristrup, Ove B Schaffalitzky de Muckadell

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Aug;97(31):e11641.

 

The diagnosis of autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) and its differential diagnosis from pancreatic cancer (PC) can be challenging. In this retrospective study, we aimed to evaluate the value of anti-plasminogen binding peptide (a-PBP), immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4), and anti-carbonic anhydrase-II ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Synergistic Anti-Cancer Effects of AKT and SRC Inhibition in Human Pancreatic Cancer Cells.
 

Author(s): Kang Ahn, Young Moon O, Young Geon Ji, Han Jun Cho, Dong Hyeon Lee

Journal: Yonsei Med. J.. 2018 Aug;59(6):727-735.

 

To investigate the effect of combined inhibition of protein kinase B (AKT) and SRC on the growth and metastatic potential of human pancreatic cancer cells.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Transcriptome Profiling of Panc-1 Spheroid Cells with Pancreatic Cancer Stem Cells Properties Cultured by a Novel 3D Semi-Solid System.
 

Author(s): Zhaocong Yang, Yanfeng Zhang, Tingting Tang, Qinhua Zhu, Wanyue Shi, Xin Yin, Yun Xing, Yumeng Shen, Yi Pan, Liang Jin

Journal: Cell. Physiol. Biochem.. 2018 ;47(5):2109-2125.

 

Pancreatic cancer remains one of the deadliest human malignancies, the lethality of which may be attributed to the presence of pancreatic cancer stem cells (PCSCs), a small subpopulation of cells existing within pancreatic tumor with high carcinogenesis. Therefore, it is crucial to ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Pancreatic cancer" returned 779 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Treatment of pancreatic head cancer with obstructive jaundice by endoscopy ultrasonography-guided gastrojejunostomy: A case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Zhaohua Shen, Li Tian, Xiaoyan Wang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Jul;97(28):e11476.

 

Ultrasonography-guided gastrojejunostomy (EUS-GJ) might be a safe, innovative and minimally invasive interventional treatment for patients with gastric outlet obstruction (GOO) as an alternative to the surgical approach. To date, few cases have been reported in the literature.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Emerging strategies in BRCA-positive pancreatic cancer.
 

Author(s): Adam Kowalewski, Łukasz Szylberg, Michał Saganek, Wojciech Napiontek, Paulina Antosik, Dariusz Grzanka

Journal: J. Cancer Res. Clin. Oncol.. 2018 Aug;144(8):1503-1507.

 

We propose a treatment algorithm for PDAC with particular emphasis on BRCA1 or 2 mutation-positive patients. Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is one of the deadliest diseases in the United States and Europe. BRCA1 and BRCA2 are among the most common of the known genetic mutations ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Targeted agents for patients with advanced/metastatic pancreatic cancer: A protocol for systematic review and network meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Baoshan Di, Bei Pan, Long Ge, Jichun Ma, Yiting Wu, Tiankang Guo

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Mar;97(13):e0115.

 

Pancreatic cancer (PC) is a devastating malignant tumor. Although surgical resection may offer a good prognosis and prolong survival, approximately 80% patients with PC are always diagnosed as unresectable tumor. National Comprehensive Cancer Network's (NCCN) recommended gemcitabine-based ...

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: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Pancreatic Cancer

 

Last Updated: 25 Jul 2018

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

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Pancreatic Cancer

 

Last Updated: 19 Jun 2018

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Last Updated: 23 Jul 2018

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