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.

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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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.

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 4783 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Validation of full-field optical coherence tomography in distinguishing malignant and benign tissue in resected pancreatic cancer specimens.
 

Author(s): Labrinus van Manen, Paulien L Stegehuis, Arantza FariƱa-Sarasqueta, Lorraine M de Haan, Jeroen Eggermont, Bert A Bonsing, Hans Morreau, Boudewijn P F Lelieveldt, Cornelis J H van de Velde, Alexander L Vahrmeijer, Jouke Dijkstra, J Sven D Mieog

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Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related mortality in the United States. The minority of patients can undergo curative-intended surgical therapy due to progressive disease stage at time of diagnosis. Nonetheless, tumor involvement of surgical margins is seen ...

Last Updated: 17 Apr 2017

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Serum Metabolomic Profiles for Human Pancreatic Cancer Discrimination.
 

Author(s): Takao Itoi, Masahiro Sugimoto, Junko Umeda, Atsushi Sofuni, Takayoshi Tsuchiya, Shujiro Tsuji, Reina Tanaka, Ryosuke Tonozuka, Mitsuyoshi Honjo, Fuminori Moriyasu, Kazuhiko Kasuya, Yuichi Nagakawa, Yuta Abe, Kimihiro Takano, Shigeyuki Kawachi, Motohide Shimazu, Tomoyoshi Soga, Masaru Tomita, Makoto Sunamura

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This study evaluated the clinical use of serum metabolomics to discriminate malignant cancers including pancreatic cancer (PC) from malignant diseases, such as biliary tract cancer (BTC), intraductal papillary mucinous carcinoma (IPMC), and various benign pancreaticobiliary diseases. ...

Last Updated: 4 Apr 2017

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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 669 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Molecular Drivers of Pancreatic Cancer Pathogenesis: Looking Inward to Move Forward.
 

Author(s): Mohammad Aslam Aslam Khan, Shafquat Azim, Haseeb Zubair, Arun Bhardwaj, Girijesh Kumar Patel, Moh'd Khushman, Seema Singh, Ajay Pratap Singh

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Pancreatic cancer (PC) continues to rank among the most lethal cancers. The consistent increase in incidence and mortality has made it the seventh leading cause of cancer-associated deaths globally and the third in the United States. The biggest challenge in combating PC is our insufficient ...

Last Updated: 6 Apr 2017

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miRNA analysis in pancreatic cancer: the Dartmouth experience.
 

Author(s): Francine B de Abreu, Xiaoying Liu, Gregory J Tsongalis

Journal: Clin. Chem. Lab. Med.. 2017 May;55(5):755-762.

 

Pancreatic cancer is considered one of the most lethal cancers being the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths in adults in the United States because of the lack of early signs and symptoms and the lack of early detection. Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is the most common ...

Last Updated: 26 Mar 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: 11 Jul 2017

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