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 5444 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Prognostic values of abdominal body compositions on survival in advanced pancreatic cancer.
 

Author(s): Xiaojie Bian, Hanjue Dai, Jun Feng, Hongxia Ji, Yuting Fang, Nan Jiang, Wei Li

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Jun;97(22):e10988.

 

To investigate the clinical impact of body composition on outcomes in advanced pancreatic cancer (APC), we performed a retrospective analysis of patients diagnosed with APC between 2010 and 2016. The extent of visceral fat, subcutaneous fat, and skeletal muscle was measured using ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Glypican-1-antibody-conjugated Gd-Au nanoclusters for FI/MRI dual-modal targeted detection of pancreatic cancer.
 

Author(s): Xin Huang, Chengqi Fan, Huanhuan Zhu, Wenjun Le, Shaobin Cui, Xin Chen, Wei Li, Fulei Zhang, Yong Huang, Donglu Sh, Zheng Cui, Chengwei Shao, Bingdi Chen

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Pancreatic cancer (PC) has a poor prognosis with high mortality, due to the lack of effective early diagnostic and prognostic tools.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Inflammatory Parameters as Available Prognostic Factors for Pancreatic Cancer after Chemoradiotherapy.
 

Author(s): Chang Min Cho

Journal: Gut Liver. 2018 05;12(3):223-224.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Pancreatic cancer" returned 758 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Vitamin intake and pancreatic cancer risk reduction: A meta-analysis of observational studies.
 

Author(s): Ying Liu, Xiaojie Wang, Xuejia Sun, Shengnan Lu, Shi Liu

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Mar;97(13):e0114.

 

The relationship between vitamin intake and pancreatic cancer (PC) risk is disputed. We aimed to investigate the association between vitamin intake and the risk of PC via meta-analysis.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The prognostic value of B7-H4 in pancreatic cancer: Systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Xin Chen, Lianyuan Tao, Chunhui Yuan, Dianrong Xiu

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Mar;97(12):e0088.

 

There were many reports suggesting that different kinds of tumors can express B7-H4; however, the prognostic value in cancer was still unclearly. Therefore, we conducted a meta-analysis to investigate the relationship between overexpression of B7-H4 with the prognostic value in pancreatic ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

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: 18 Jan 2018

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