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…

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…

A recent study has revealed that pancreatic cancer cells quickly change their location in the body. They move to other organs, increasing the odds of pancreatic cancer death. The study revealed that pancreatic tumors generate more perlecan to modify the environment around them. This allows cancer cells to spread to other organs while protecting them…

Cysts are abnormal membrane sacs in the body that contain fluid. The pancreas is an essential organ since it produces enzymes that play a role in digestion. It also secretes insulin that regulates metabolism. It’s rare for cysts to form in the pancreas and if they do, they are typically noncancerous. Cysts often originate from…