FDA News

FDA releases updated information on ERCP duodenoscopes

March 5, 2015
The FDA has released updated information for health care providers regarding the safety of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, or ERCP…

FDA News

Endoscope manufacturer under investigation for modifications to device at center of CRE outbreak

March 4, 2015
The manufacturer of a duodenoscope involved in the recent carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae outbreak at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center did…

FDA approvals

FDA approves next generation SpyGlass DS for pancreaticobiliary diseases

February 27, 2015
The FDA has granted 510(k) clearance to the SpyGlass DS Direct Visualization System for cholangioscopy and pancreatoscopy procedures, updated from…

FDA News

FDA: Design of ERCP endoscopes may hinder effective cleaning

February 19, 2015
The complex design of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography duodenoscopes may cause challenges for effective cleaning and disinfection…

In the Journals

PancraGen shows accuracy in predicting malignant potential of pancreatic cysts

February 4, 2015
PancraGen, an integrated molecular pathology test that combines molecular analysis with clinical test results to assess the malignant potential of…

In the JournalsPerspective

GTX effective neoadjuvant treatment in locally advanced pancreatic cancer

January 29, 2015
Patients with locally advanced, unresectable pancreatic adenocarcinoma experienced favorable survival when they received neoadjuvant gemcitabine…

In the Journals

Solid organ transplantation saved more than 2 million life-years since 1987

January 28, 2015
In a new retrospective analysis, solid organ transplantation saved more than 2 million life-years, including more than 400,000 among liver transplant…

PEGPH20 for pancreatic cancer granted orphan drug designation in Europe

December 29, 2014
The European Commission has granted orphan drug designation to pegylated recombinant human hyaluronidase, or PEGPH20, for treatment of pancreatic…

FDA News

FDA fast tracks necuparanib for metastatic pancreatic cancer

December 2, 2014
The FDA granted fast track designation to the investigation of necuparanib for treatment of patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer, according to…

In the Journals

Early tube feeding not superior to oral diet in acute pancreatitis

November 20, 2014
Early nasoenteric tube feeding was not superior to oral diet in reducing infection or morality rate in patients with acute pancreatitis who had high…

Meeting News Coverage

Morbid obesity associated with higher mortality, costs of pancreatitis while bariatric surgery is protective

November 4, 2014
PHILADELPHIA — Two studies presented at the ACG Annual Scientific Meeting demonstrated associations between acute pancreatitis and both morbid…

Meeting News Coverage

NAFLD associated with severe acute pancreatitis

October 31, 2014
PHILADELPHIA — Patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease had a greater prevalence of moderate to severe acute pancreatitis compared with…

In the JournalsPerspective

Familial pancreatic cancer increased risk for other malignancies in kindred

October 14, 2014
Patients with familial pancreatic cancer were twice as likely to have a first-degree relative with an extra-pancreatic malignancy compared with…

FDA News

FDA grants orphan drug designation to PEGPH20 for pancreatic cancer

October 3, 2014
The FDA has granted orphan drug designation to pegylated recombinant human hyaluronidase for the treatment of pancreatic cancer, according to a press…

Meeting News Coverage

Patients with advanced pancreatic NET achieved 44-month OS with Afinitor

September 29, 2014
Results from a phase 3 trial presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology 2014 Congress in Madrid showed overall survival of more than 3.5…

FDA News

FDA grants fast track designation to PEGPH20 program for metastatic pancreatic cancer

September 3, 2014
The FDA granted fast track designation today to Halozyme Therapeutics for its PEGPH20 program in treating patients with pancreatic cancer, according…

Industry News

Anthera Pharmaceuticals acquires Sollpura from Eli Lilly

July 18, 2014
Anthera Pharmaceuticals has acquired Sollpura from Eli Lilly and plans to license it to newly formed subsidiary Alkira Therapeutics for future…

In the Journals

Kimmel Cancer Center researchers develop pancreatic cancer vaccine

June 23, 2014
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University Kimmel Cancer Center have developed a vaccine that “reprograms” pancreatic tumor cells to…

Meeting News Coverage

Oral microbiota levels may indicate pancreatic cancer

May 29, 2014
The presence of certain types of bacteria in the mouth could potentially be an indicator of pancreatic cancer in its early stages, according to study…

Meeting News Coverage

Experts predict pancreatic cancer to be second leading cause of cancer death by 2030

May 20, 2014
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network said pancreatic cancer will become the second leading cause of cancer death by 2030, according to research…