Search for

Search Results

107 Search Results

Drug Combination Could Boost the Effectiveness of Immunotherapy against Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is one of the most challenging cancers to treat. In part, that’s because pancreatic tumors tend to be surrounded by scar tissue. This dense layer prevents cancer medicines and cancer-fighting immune cells from penetrating to the interior. A new study from Scott Lowe’s lab in the Sloan Kettering Institute, published March 31 in the journal Cell, provides evidence that […]

Why pancreatic cysts doesn’t mean you have cancer

The pancreas is one of the hardest-working organs in our body. It’s a power-house for fueling your body, keeping your blood sugar in balance, but also helping in digesting food. But it’s one even experts don’t understand completely. And there’s one problem that’s especially misunderstood. Sometimes, during abdominal scans for other reasons, doctors discover cysts […]

Pancreatic cancer research interview with a leading oncologist, Dr. Matthew Weiss

Dr. Matthew Weiss is one of the nation’s leading surgical oncologists, specializing in surgery for liver and pancreatic cancer, and benign hepatopancreatobiliary diseases, with specific expertise in minimally-invasive approaches. Read our insightful Q&A with Dr. Matthew Weiss. What role does surgery play in the treatment of pancreatic cancer, and why is surgery so important?  Surgery […]

Improvements in screening may be linked to increase in early-stage pancreatic cancer diagnoses

Increases in the proportion of patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer at an earlier stage and younger age may be due to improvements in early detection and diagnosis, according to study results published in Journal of National Cancer Institute. “This research was prompted by our own experience undertaking pancreatic screening,” Michael Goggins, MD, professor of pathology, medicine and oncology at […]

OncoSil granted FDA Breakthrough Device Designation

OncoSil Medical Ltd (ASX:OSL) today announced that the OncoSilTM device has reached a significant milestone, receiving Breakthrough Device Designation by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of unresectable locally advanced pancreatic cancer in combination with systemic chemotherapy. OncoSilTM is a targeted radioactive isotope (Phosphorus-32) that’s implanted directly into a patient’s pancreatic […]

Engineered bone marrow cells slow growth of prostate and pancreatic cancer cells

In experiments with mice, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center say they have slowed the growth of transplanted human prostate and pancreatic cancer cells by introducing bone marrow cells with a specific gene deletion to induce a novel immune response. The results, described January 2020 in the Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer, suggest that the technique […]

Genetic testing is helping prevent cancer and changing treatment plans

It is a truth universally acknowledged that cancer prevention and early cancer detection saves lives. As scientists and physicians at the major cancer centers work together to unravel the link between genetic alterations and cancer risk, genetic testing is rapidly becoming an impactful tool for matching patients to individualized cancer screening programs. Often called the “Angelina […]

Back to Top