Pancreatic cancer

Common Name(s)

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.

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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.

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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 3698 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Anti-tumor effect of the extract from qingyihuaji formula on pancreatic cancer by down-regulating Notch-4 and Jagged-1.
 

Author(s): Yanli Xu, Feiye Zhu, Shan Xu, Luming Liu

Journal: J Tradit Chin Med. 2015 Feb;35(1):77-83.

 

To investigate, in terms of Notch signaling pathway, the effect on pancreatic cancer of the extract of an anti-tumor prescription--Qingyi-huaji formula (QYHJ)--from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

Last Updated: 6 Apr 2015

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Allelic ratio of KRAS mutations in pancreatic cancer.
 

Author(s): Jochen K Lennerz, Albrecht Stenzinger

Journal: Oncologist. 2015 Apr;20(4):e8-9.

 

Last Updated: 10 Apr 2015

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New drug for the treatment of inoperable pancreatic cancer?
 

Author(s): Bernhard Wörmann

Journal: Dtsch Arztebl Int. 2015 Jan;112(1-2):10.

 

Last Updated: 23 Jan 2015

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Pancreatic cancer" returned 520 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Stage III pancreatic cancer and the role of irreversible electroporation.
 

Author(s): Mohammad Al Efishat, Christopher L Wolfgang, Matthew J Weiss

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About a third of patients with pancreatic cancer present with locally advanced disease that is not amenable to resection. Because these patients have localized disease, conventional ablative therapies (thermal ablation and cryoablation) have the potential to be beneficial, but their ...

Last Updated: 19 Mar 2015

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Blood glucose concentration and risk of pancreatic cancer: systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Wei-Chih Liao, Yu-Kang Tu, Ming-Shiang Wu, Jaw-Town Lin, Hsiu-Po Wang, Kuo-Liong Chien

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To evaluate potential linear and non-linear dose-response relations between blood glucose and risk of pancreatic cancer.

Last Updated: 5 Jan 2015

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Improving outcomes in pancreatic cancer: key points in perioperative management.
 

Author(s): José M Alamo, Luis M Marín, Gonzalo Suarez, Carmen Bernal, Juan Serrano, Lydia Barrera, Miguel A Gómez, Jordi Muntané, Francisco J Padillo

Journal: World J. Gastroenterol.. 2014 Oct;20(39):14237-45.

 

This review focused in the perioperative management of patients with pancreatic cancer in order to improve the outcome of the disease. We consider that the most controversial points in pancreatic cancer management are jaundice management, vascular resection and neo-adjuvant therapy. ...

Last Updated: 23 Oct 2014

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Gemcitabine and CT-011 for Resected Pancreatic Cancer
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Pancreatic Neoplasms; Cancer of the Pancreas; Neoplasms Pancreatic; Pancreatic Cancer; Pancreas Cancer

 

Last Updated: 12 Aug 2014

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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: 8 May 2014

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