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Whipple Procedure the Most Common Surgery to Remove Pancreatic Cancer

Whipple Procedure the Most Common Surgery to Remove Pancreatic Cancer September 23, 2011 Dear Mayo Clinic: Can you tell me about the surgery for pancreatic cancer called the Whipple procedure? What does it involve? How effective is it for treating pancreatic cancer? Answer: The Whipple procedure is the most common [...]

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Pancreatic Cancer: Warning Signs, Screening and Risk Factors

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month Join #pancreaticchat  Tuesday, November 26 1-2 pm ET With experts from @mayoclinic and @PanCAN  Moderated by @USAToday’s @LizSzabo     Topics will include: Scope of problem and who it impacts Warning signs, screening and risk factors Why is it so hard to predict and often caught so late Treatments Biomarkers Promising [...]

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Mayo Clinic Researchers Decode Origin of Inflammation-Driven Pancreatic Cancer

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida have revealed the process by which chronic inflammation of the pancreas, pancreatitis, morphs into pancreatic cancer. They say their findings point to ways to identify pancreatitis patients at risk of pancreatic cancer and to potential drug therapies that might reverse the [...]

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Mayo Clinic: Molecular Marker from Pancreatic 'Juices' Helps Identify Pancreatic Cancer

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Researchers at Mayo Clinic have developed a promising method to distinguish between pancreatic cancer and chronic pancreatitis — two disorders that are difficult to tell apart. A molecular marker obtained from pancreatic "juices" can identify almost all cases of pancreatic cancer, their study shows. The findings were [...]

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Mayo Clinic Researchers Find New Molecule to Target in Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida have identified a new target to improve treatment of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma cancer, which accounts for more than 95 percent of pancreatic cancer cases. This fast-growing, often lethal cancer is resistant to conventional chemotherapy. The findings are published in the Jan. [...]

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Cancer-Causing Gene Alone Doesn't Trigger Pancreatic Cancer, Mayo-led Study Finds

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — September 7, 2012.  More than a cancer-causing gene is needed to trigger pancreatic cancer, a study led by Mayo Clinic has found. A second factor creates a "perfect storm" that allows tumors to form, the researchers say. The study, published in the Sept. 10 issue of Cancer [...]

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Mayo Clinic: Diabetes Can Be Controlled in Patients After Pancreas Removal

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — August 29, 2012.  Removing the entire pancreas in patients with cancer or precancerous cysts in part of the organ does not result in unmanageable diabetes — as many physicians previously believed, research at Mayo Clinic in Florida has found. The study, published online Sunday in the journal [...]

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Pancreatic Cancer May Be Detected with Simple Intestinal Probe

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — May 17, 2012.  By simply shining a tiny light within the small intestine, close to that organ's junction with the pancreas, physicians at Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida have been able to detect pancreatic cancer 100 percent of the time in a small study. The light, attached [...]

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Mayo Clinic-Led Study Finds 2-Drug Combo Slows Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — April 2, 2012.  The combination of the novel drug TH-302 with the standard drug gemcitabine has shown early signs of delaying the worsening of cancer in patients with advanced pancreatic cancer, a Mayo Clinic-led study has found. This was evaluated using a measure termed progression-free survival (PFS). [...]

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Mayo Clinic: Nutritional Supplement Works Against Some Pancreatic Cancer Cells in Mice

ROCHESTER, Minn. — The dietary supplement gamma-linolenic acid can inhibit the growth of a subset of pancreatic cancer cells and selectively promote cancer cell death in mice, a Mayo Clinic study has found. The supplement, a fatty acid also known as GLA, worked particularly well when combined with the chemotherapy [...]

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Flying High after Successful Laparoscopic Pancreatic Cancer Surgery

Pancreatic cancer affects 45,000 people every year in the U.S. and is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related deaths. As we observe Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, it's important to focus on survivors and on viable options for fighting this disease. Barbara Nehr is a patient at Mayo Clinic in Florida who was [...]

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Pancreatic Cancer and Diabetes

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Suresh Chari outlines the findings of a study which found an association between pancreatic cancer and some cases of diabetes. To listen, click the link below. Pancreatic Cancer and Diabetes

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Pancreatic Cancer Survivor

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Santhi Swaroop Vege explains why pancreatic cancer is usually so deadly, but meet one woman who beat the odds. To listen, click the link below. Pancreatic Cancer Survivor

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What Makes Pancreatic Cancer So Deadly

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Suresh Chari explains why pancreatic cancer is so hard to battle. To listen, click the link below. What Makes Pancreatic Cancer so Deadly

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Pancreatic Cancer

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Suresh Chari provides an overview of pancreatic cancer. To listen, click the link below. Pancreatic Cancer

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Endoscopy for Pancreatic Cancer

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Michael Wallace discusses research aimed at finding pancreatic cancer earlier. To listen, click the link below. Endoscopy for Pancreatic Cancer

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Drug Combo for Pancreatic Cancer

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Mitesh Borad outlines a study which took a look at a new treatment approach for pancreatic cancer. To listen, click the link below. Pancreatic Cancer Drug Combo

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Detection of Bile Duct and Pancreatic Cancers Doubles With New Tests

Pancreatic cancer and bile duct cancer are difficult to diagnose and often fatal because they are discovered in the advanced stages of the disease. Researchers have developed new tests that double the ability to detect bile duct and pancreatic cancers according to a Mayo Clinic study. Bile duct and pancreatic [...]

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Researchers Formulate Treatment Combination Lethal To Pancreatic Cancer Cells

A combination of two targeted therapies packs a powerful punch to kill pancreatic cancer cells in the laboratory, Mayo Clinic cancer researchers report. With further testing of these drugs that are from classes of pharmaceuticals already used in patients, the Mayo research may lead to new treatment opportunities for patients [...]

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Study Suggests Improved DNA Stool Test Could Detect Digestive Cancers in Multiple Organs

Mayo Clinic researchers have demonstrated that a noninvasive screening test can detect not only colorectal cancer but also the common cancers above the colon — including pancreas, stomach, biliary and esophageal cancers. This is one of more than 100 Mayo Clinic studies being presented at Digestive Disease Week 2009 in [...]

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