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…

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…