Every year over 50,000 people are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the United States. Higher numbers are witnessed in Europe. Pancreatic cancer is a tough disease to live with as statistics show that of the people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, most of them will have died just within the first year. Prostate cancer survival rates…

Among all the ethnic groups in the U.S., Black Americans have the highest risk for pancreatic cancer, which is up to 67% higher than other groups. This is according to the data by the National Cancer Institute. While there are many risk factors for pancreatic cancer such as diabetes, smoking, family history and obesity, evidence…

If you or someone you love is diagnosed with cancer, you may start asking yourself questions such as, what’s this cancer’s stage? Can surgery help to remove the tumor? What are most effective treatment methods? And the questions can be endless. Well, to begin with, don’t attempt to handle diagnosis on your own. Visit a…

The pancreas is a vital organ in the body that helps in the regulation of sugar in the blood. When the pancreas develops cancer, it spreads to other parts of the body such as spleen, stomach, lungs, liver, and bowel, leading to stage 4 pancreatic cancer if no immediate medical action is taken. Studies show…

The pancreas plays two major roles in the body: making juices that help in digestion and making hormones such as glucagon and insulin that help in the regulation of sugar levels. The exocrine pancreas cells make digestive juices, and it’s in these cells where 95% of all pancreatic cancers start. The American Cancer Society reports…

Surgery is often the best option that enhances the survival of pancreatic cancer patients. Data has revealed that most surgeons have had great success with patients, without many complications when administering surgery. The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network has strongly recommended that high volumes of pancreatic surgeons perform these surgeries every year. Here are the primary…

Pancreatic cancer is very aggressive and has a very poor prognosis. The disease lacks diagnostic symptoms at early stages and is resistant to treatment. Recent progress has enabled scientists to define the morphological and primary genetic changes, but it’s still not clear which factors trigger the occurrence of pancreatic cancer. Risk factors like genetic susceptibility,diet,…

The Sandler-Kenner Foundation is at the forefront of funding cutting-edge research that is geared toward better detection and treatment options for pancreatic cancer. The foundation also seeks to raise awareness about pancreatic cancer care and the needs of the patients facing this diagnosis. The Sandler-Kenner Foundation primarily focuses on improving the survivability of pancreatic cancer…

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…