Researchers have developed an approach that’s set to treat pancreatic cancer through immunotherapy using ‘educated’ killer cells. It was also discovered that even the cancer cells that had already spread to the lungs and the liver were killed. The new therapy was conducted in mice and has not yet been experimented in humans. Here’s how…

Despite an overall decline in cancer deaths in the U.S., pancreatic cancer incidences and deaths keep rising, and soon, it will become the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths. Ninety percent of cancer patients do not survive after five years. Currently, there is no standard diagnostic tool or an established early detection method for pancreatic…

The Sandler-Kenner Foundation was founded in memory of Michael Sandler and Peter Kenner who succumbed to pancreatic cancer. Since then, the foundation has dedicated its funds on supporting and improving the survivability of pancreatic cancer patients by developing highly sensitive tools for early identification of the disease. They are also committed to increasing the awareness…

Although cancer ranks fourth in the cause of cancer mortality rates in the U.S, there has not been a standard screening test to detect it early and save lives. The pancreas is located deep inside the body and it’s not easy to see or feel early tumors during physical examinations. It also presents no symptoms…

Metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, and obesity are all linked to pancreatic cancer. Even though the most commonly known risk factor, smoking, has been declining, cases of pancreatic cancer are still on the rise. That’s why researchers work tirelessly to seek explanations for other causes and find ways to detect and prevent it while it’s…

Type 2 diabetes is known to be an early indicator of pancreatic cancer, and according to scientists, this cancer is among the deadliest forms of cancer that exists. Patients with diabetes carry a double risk of cancer. The survival rate of pancreatic cancer is five years. Physicians advise that diabetic patients exercise caution to prevent…

Dr. Gregory Echt explains the research findings on the link between pancreatic cancer and new-onset diabetes. The study was funded in part by the Sandler-Kenner Foundation which was initiated by Dr. & Mrs. Gregory Echt. Pancreatic cancer is a lethal malignancy and represents the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States. The…

While there has been some progress in the treatment of pancreatic cancer over the past couple of decades, it’s still one of those cancers that are difficult to cure. When looking at the life expectancy and prognosis of pancreatic cancer, we typically concentrate on the five-year survival rate, which basically refers to the percentage of…

A small study conducted on adults with common pancreatic cancer reveals that high-risk breast cancer patients with BRCA1 AND BRCA2 gene mutations have the lowest rates of survival compared to those without the mutations. The same study also discovered that the BRCA! and BRCA2 patients would survive better with platinum-based chemotherapy than those who used…

Pancreatic cancer, compared to other cancers, has a low profile. But then it is the third leading cause of cancer mortalities in the United States according to the American Cancer Society. Its mortality rates increase each year. Pancreatic cancer is deadly because it doesn’t have early screening tests and has no cure as well. Experts…