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AACR Highlights: Monday, September 9

AACR Highlights: Monday, September 9 Cancer cells divide uncontrollably resulting in a flood of new tumor cells and this uncontrolled metabolic wave requires energy. But metabolism is altered in pancreatic cancer and scientists are trying to understand the molecular underpinnings of the nutrients of choice for various cell types. These new insights into cancer metabolism [...]

Interview with an expert: Radiation therapy update

Radiation oncologist Joseph herman, m.D., is the ad-interim division head of radiation oncology at The university of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, where he is also Professor and recently Director of Clinical research in radiation oncology. In the treatment of pancreatic cancer, radiation therapy (also known as radiotherapy), which involves a radiologist aiming a high [...]

AACR Highlights: Saturday, September 7

AACR Highlights: Saturday, September 7 The tumor microenvironment. Genomics. Immunology. These interrelated topics were the focus of the first three plenary sessions of the AACR special conference on pancreatic cancer held Saturday, September 7. In terms of pancreatic cancer treatment, these areas of research potentially hold many of the answers to unraveling current barriers to [...]

The Lustgarten Foundation Opens Four Dedicated Pancreatic Research Labs

Leading the Way Through Research at our Four Dedicated Pancreatic Cancer Research Laboratories Pancreatic cancer research is moving faster than ever before, and there has never been a more hopeful time for patients. Our Lustgarten-funded researchers are at the forefront of the most promising breakthroughs that are directly impacting patients and enabling some patients to [...]

Interview with an Expert: Nutrition Update for Patients with Pancreatic Cancer

Charles S. Fuchs, M.D., MPH, is the Director of the Yale Cancer Center and the Physician-in-Chief of the Smilow Cancer Hospital. In this interview, he discusses why proper nutrition is important for patients with pancreatic cancer. What is the main function of the pancreas and how does pancreatic cancer impact how the pancreas works? The [...]
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