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…

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…

Research reports that patients with locally advanced pancreatic cancer have longer overall survival when they undergo surgical resection after neoadjuvant therapy. The development of advanced systematic treatments of radiotherapy and chemotherapy, patients with non-metastatic locally advanced pancreatic cancer have an increased chance for surgery and improved survival. Locally advanced pancreatic cancer accounts for 30% of…

Pancreatic cancer accounts for almost three percent of all cancers and is considered deadly due to its low survival rate. The disease at its early stages rarely shows any symptoms, and there are no specific screening tools to identify pancreatic cancer. Even after undergoing surgery, 30% of pancreatic cancer still goes undetected, leaving a possibility…

  For some years, research has focused on understanding the appropriate balance of good bacteria within the intestinal tract. Links between the onset of disease and gut dysbiosis are getting established with the hope of developing therapeutic interventions to halt the progression of the disease. Investigators have released data to describe how bacteria population in…

Although rare, pancreatic cancer is soon going to be the second largest cause of cancer deaths. Right now, pancreatic cancer is becoming more common. The rising rank in pancreatic cancer mortality reflects the advances in battling other malignancies. Proper screening and treatment have helped patients with other cancers like prostate, breast, and colon cancer to…