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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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 4636 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

MiR-451 Promotes Cell Proliferation and Metastasis in Pancreatic Cancer through Targeting CAB39.
 

Author(s): Rende Guo, Jianhua Gu, Zhibin Zhang, Yi Wang, Chuan Gu

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2017 ;2017():2381482.

 

Emerging evidence shows that microRNAs (miRNAs) play important roles in the regulation of various biological and pathologic processes in human cancers and the aberrant expression of miRNAs contributes to the tumor development. In this study, our findings indicate that miR-451 is significantly ...

Last Updated: 15 Feb 2017

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Pancreatic Metastasis from Rectal Cancer that was Diagnosed by Endoscopic Ultrasonography-guided Fine Needle Aspiration (EUS-FNA).
 

Author(s): Itsuki Sano, Akio Katanuma, Kei Yane, Toshifumi Kin, Kazumasa Nagai, Hajime Yamazaki, Hideaki Koga, Koh Kitagawa, Kensuke Yokoyama, Satoshi Ikarashi, Kuniyuki Takahashi, Hiroyuki Maguchi, Yuko Omori, Toshiya Shinohara

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2017 ;56(3):301-305.

 

Pancreatic metastasis from colorectal cancer is rare, and there have been only a few reports of its preoperative diagnosis by endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) with immunohistochemical staining. We herein describe the case of a 77-year-old woman in whom ...

Last Updated: 3 Feb 2017

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Acute pancreatitis in patients with pancreatic cancer: Timing of surgery and survival duration.
 

Author(s): Shaojun Li, Bole Tian

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Jan;96(3):e5908.

 

Acute pancreatitis (AP) is a rare manifestation of pancreatic cancer (PC). The relationship between AP and PC remains less distinct.From January 2009 to November 2015, 47consecutive patients with PC who presented with AP were reviewed for this study. Clinical features, clinicopathologic ...

Last Updated: 18 Jan 2017

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The terms "Pancreatic cancer" returned 645 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The Role of BRCA2 Mutation Status as Diagnostic, Predictive, and Prognosis Biomarker for Pancreatic Cancer.
 

Author(s): Javier Martinez-Useros, Jesus Garcia-Foncillas

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2016 ;2016():1869304.

 

Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest cancers worldwide, and life expectancy after diagnosis is often short. Most pancreatic tumours appear sporadically and have been highly related to habits such as cigarette smoking, high alcohol intake, high carbohydrate, and sugar consumption. ...

Last Updated: 12 Jan 2017

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Role of immune cells in pancreatic cancer from bench to clinical application: An updated review.
 

Author(s): Jae Hyuck Chang, Yongjian Jiang, Venu G Pillarisetty

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Dec;95(49):e5541.

 

Pancreatic cancer (PC) remains difficult to treat, despite the recent advances in various anticancer therapies. Immuno-inflammatory response is considered to be a major risk factor for the development of PC in addition to a combination of genetic background and environmental factors. ...

Last Updated: 8 Dec 2016

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Noncoding RNAs as novel biomarkers in pancreatic cancer: what do we know?
 

Author(s): Maria C Previdi, Pietro Carotenuto, Domenico Zito, Rosantony Pandolfo, Chiara Braconi

Journal: Future Oncol. 2017 Feb;13(5):443-453.

 

Pancreatic cancer is an aggressive cancer of the digestive system, which is becoming a serious health problem worldwide. Overall survival for patients with pancreatic cancer is poor, mainly due to a lack of biomarkers to enable early diagnosis and a lack of prognostic markers that ...

Last Updated: 14 Nov 2016

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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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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Pancreatic Cancer Genetics
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Pancreatic Cancer

 

Last Updated: 2 Jul 2015

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