Meeting News Coverage

Radioimmunotherapy plus chemotherapy shows promise for metastatic pancreatic ductal cancer

May 19, 2014
Small doses of an investigational radioimmunotherapy combined with small doses of the chemotherapy drug gemcitabine were shown to provide…

Meeting News Coverage

Novel pancreatic cancer biomarker panel may help diagnose early disease

May 19, 2014
Three new biomarkers, in addition to known biomarker CA 19-9, have been identified as an effective blood-based panel for pancreatic cancer screening…

In the Journals

Risk of acute pancreatitis reduced among patients using simvastatin

April 23, 2014
Simvastatin use was associated with a reduced risk of acute pancreatitis, according to new research. A retrospective cohort study (2006-2012)…

In the JournalsPerspective

Acute pancreatitis may be predictor of pancreatic adenocarcinoma

March 25, 2014
Many patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma initially presented with an episode of acute pancreatitis, and as long as 2 years elapsed between…

In the Journals

Hypoattenuated areas on CT scans of patients with pancreatic neoplasm indicative of mortality

March 19, 2014
Patients with intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm of the pancreas who exhibited hypoattenuated areas on computed tomography imaging were at…

In the Journals

Pyogenic liver abscess associated with heightened risk for GI cancer

January 23, 2014
Patients with pyogenic liver abscess are more than four times more likely to have gastrointestinal cancer, according to study results. “The…

In the Journals

Covered stents prove more effective in some distal biliary obstruction cases

January 8, 2014
Use of covered, self-expanding metal stents that employ an anti-migration system resulted in improved patency duration without additional…

Regulatory News

Stent OK’d for marketing to treat pseudocysts of pancreas

January 3, 2014
The FDA announced it will allow marketing of the Axios Stent and Delivery System to treat fluid- and tissue-filled cavities in the pancreas and…

Meeting News Coverage

Transplant may benefit patients with tumors of gastroentero-pancreatic origin

December 2, 2013
WASHINGTON — The competitive survival rates achieved using nontransplantation options for patients with metastatic neuroendocrine tumors of…

Meeting News Coverage

Female patients with acute pancreatitis have better survival, shorter hospital stay

October 17, 2013
SAN DIEGO — Female sex was independently predictive of improved survival and reduced length of hospital stay due to acute pancreatitis in a…

Meeting News Coverage

Bile VEGF levels distinguish pancreatic cancer from other biliary stricture causes

October 15, 2013
SAN DIEGO — Levels of vascular endothelial growth factor in bile may aid in the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, according to a study presented…

In the Journals

Adjuvant gemcitabine improved survival after pancreatic cancer resection

October 10, 2013
Patients who underwent complete macroscopic removal of pancreatic cancer experienced better overall and disease-free survival after treatment with…

In the Journals

ACG releases guidelines for managing acute pancreatitis

September 6, 2013
The American College of Gastroenterology has issued practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of acute pancreatitis that appear in the…

In the Journals

No link between dietary fat intake, pancreatic cancer risk

August 29, 2013
Patients with a higher rate of dietary fat consumption, including total fat and fat of specific types and sources, were not at elevated risk of…

Phase 2 trial initiated for pancreatic cancer regimen

August 28, 2013
OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has begun a phase 2 trial for apatorsen for use in patients with previously untreated, metastatic pancreatic cancer…

In the Journals

Patient supply, demand for pancreatic cancer clinical trials out of alignment

August 21, 2013
The number and type of clinical trials for pancreatic cancer in the United States are not coordinated with actual patient demand, according to a…

In the Journals

Prediabetes, diabetes common after acute pancreatitis

August 12, 2013
Patients with acute pancreatitis are at increased risk for developing prediabetes and/or diabetes after their initial attack, according to a recent…

In the Journals

Aspirin regimen safe following pancreatic surgery

August 7, 2013
Patients who continued aspirin therapy after elective pancreatic surgery were not at increased risk for perioperative bleeding, blood transfusion or…

In the Journals

ERCP reduced risk for recurrence of gallstone pancreatitis

August 1, 2013
Patients with acute gallstone pancreatitis were less likely to experience recurrence if they underwent endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography…

In the Journals

Acute-on-chronic pancreatitis less severe with presence of fibrosis

July 25, 2013
Fibrosis was associated with less severe acute attacks among patients with chronic pancreatitis in a recent study. Researchers evaluated records and…