Pancreatic cancer is a highly aggressive and fast-growing form of cancer that starts when the DNA in pancreatic cells is damaged. It is a complex disease to treat as many tumors resist many anti-cancer drugs. There is no known cause of the disease, but some risk factors can aggravate its development.  Pancreatic cancer causes no…

Dr. Gergory Echt explains the various immunotherapy options available for treating pancreatic cancer. Irving, TX – January 16, 2020 – Pancreatic cancer incidence keeps increasing every year in patients across the world. The disease is challenging to treat due to its ability to dampen the immune assault. Standard treatments like radiation therapy and chemotherapy offer…

Researchers have developed a novel vaccine for pancreatic cancer that doubles the survival time for patients. The vaccine is designed to delay the development of pancreatic cancer, and it can also be personalized to individual patients. It could also be developed to treat other types of cancers. The scientists collected cells and added two gene…

Pancreatic cancer has the highest mortality rate compared to other cancers. It is common in both women and men of all ages. Patients may not show any symptoms until when the disease is advanced. Symptoms include jaundice, dark colored urine, back and belly pain, itchy skin, nausea, vomiting, sudden weight loss, the onset of diabetes,…

Pancreatic cancer patients with a particular mutation in their DNA can be treated with platinum-based chemotherapy and live longer. Those without the mutation may not be lucky even after receiving the same treatment. The ability to define the subsets in patients who should receive tailored treatment based on tumor biology highlights the importance of molecular…

Pancreatic cancer is considered the deadliest cancer because it’s tough to treat. First, because of its location in the body and the fact that symptoms present when the disease has already progressed.  Plenty of studies have been undertaken and are still ongoing to find better ways of diagnosing and treating it early while it’s still…

Reports from studies conducted in various research institutes are finding new ways of combining different types of radiation therapy with immune therapy to not only treat pancreatic cancer in mice, but also restructure the immune system to ‘remember’ the vaccine that helped fight the disease. Results show that this combination destroyed pancreatic cells which spread…

When a loved one opens up about a recent diagnosis of cancer, it can be very hard on those around them. Pancreatic cancer is especially hard to treat, and although patients can be optimistic, it is very hard on them. Some admit they will keep working or carrying out daily tasks as long as they…

Grief is a natural reaction that comes when you receive your cancer diagnosis. Grief to some patients can last longer or progress into depression. To others, it will improve as time passes by. During this time, you need a lot of care and support from your cancer care team and your loved ones. A pancreatic…

Pancreatic cancer networks work together to fight pancreatic cancer and save lives. This they do by investing in research, advocacy, clinical initiatives, and patient services. Their efforts are amplified by a network of support to help improve patient outcomes and increase survival rates. Every year, research is carried out to find better ways of detecting…