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

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Pancreatic cancer" returned 4918 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Clinical Characteristics of Lung Cancer with Pancreatic Metastases].
 

Author(s): Jianchun Duan, Rui Wan, Jianqin Shen, Xuyi Liu, Jie Wang, Jun Zhao, Meina Wu, Lu Yang, Tongtong An, Qingzhi Guo

Journal: Zhongguo Fei Ai Za Zhi. 2017 Aug;20(8):511-515.

 

Lacking of typical symptoms, more than 70% of patients with lung cancer are diagnosed as advanced-stage disease. Patients suffer from solid organs metastasis with different clinical features and prognosis. With development of new technology, more and more lung cancer patients are ...

Last Updated: 31 Aug 2017

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Helicobacter pylori infection, atrophic gastritis, and pancreatic cancer risk: A meta-analysis of prospective epidemiologic studies.
 

Author(s): Hong Liu, Yue-Tong Chen, Rui Wang, Xin-Zu Chen

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Aug;96(33):e7811.

 

To investigate the associations of Helicobacter pylori (Hp) infection and atrophic gastritis (AG) with pancreatic cancer risk.

Last Updated: 17 Aug 2017

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Portal vein/superior mesenteric vein resection in pancreatic cancer treatment in the elderly.
 

Author(s): Jiong-Ze Fang, Cai-De Lu, Sheng-Dong Wu, Jing Huang, Jie Zhou

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Jul;96(27):e7335.

 

There is an increased interest in extending surgical criteria for pancreatic cancer by performing pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) combined with portal vein (PV) or superior mesenteric vein (SMV) resection and reconstruction for borderline resectable patients. However, whether this procedure ...

Last Updated: 6 Jul 2017

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Pancreatic cancer" returned 701 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

S-1 monotherapy versus S-1 combination therapy in gemcitabine-refractory advanced pancreatic cancer: A meta-analysis (PRISMA) of randomized control trials.
 

Author(s): Sheng Zhong, Shuai Qie, Liu Yang, Qi Yan, Linna Ge, Zhongfeng Wang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Jul;96(30):e7611.

 

Pancreatic cancer (PC) is one of the most lethal digestive system tumors. Most new cases are diagnosed based on metastasis or local aggression and are known as "advanced PC." Recently, studies investigating S-1 have indicated that it has a better clinical curative effect on PC. We ...

Last Updated: 26 Jul 2017

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Preoperative platelet lymphocyte ratio as independent predictors of prognosis in pancreatic cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Wei Song, Chuan Tian, Kai Wang, Run-Jin Zhang, Shu-Bing Zou

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Recently, the preoperative platelet to lymphocyte ratio (PLR) has been found reported to predict oncologic outcomes in multiple malignancies. However, its prognostic value in patients with pancreatic cancer (PC) remains controversial. The aim of this study was to assess the prognostic ...

Last Updated: 2 Jun 2017

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Network meta-analysis of Chinese herbal injections combined with the chemotherapy for the treatment of pancreatic cancer.
 

Author(s): Dan Zhang, Jiarui Wu, Shi Liu, Xiaomeng Zhang, Bing Zhang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 May;96(21):e7005.

 

This study sought to use a network meta-analysis to assess the effectiveness and safety of Chinese herbal injections (CHIs) combined with the chemotherapy for the treatment of pancreatic cancer.

Last Updated: 24 May 2017

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Systematic Hereditary Pancreatic Cancer Risk Assessment and Implications for Personalized Therapy
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Pancreatic Cancer

 

Last Updated: 17 Feb 2017

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Evaluation of Prognosis With Integrated MRI/PET in Patients With Pancreatic Cancer
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Pancreatic Cancer

 

Last Updated: 12 Apr 2016

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Last Updated: 7 Aug 2017

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