In the Journals

CXCR4 positivity linked to liver recurrence, poor survival after PAC resection

HemOnc Today, November 10, 2012
Results from a recent study indicated associations between CXCR4 positivity and reduced survival time and early liver recurrence in patients who…

In the Journals

Autoimmune pancreatitis relapse common regardless of treatment

September 13, 2012
Patients with autoimmune pancreatitis treated with steroids or immunomodulators were similarly prone to relapse, but rituximab effectively treated…

In the Journals

Patients with chronic pancreatitis did not benefit from antioxidant therapy

September 6, 2012
Treatment with antioxidants did not reduce pain or improve quality of life in patients with chronic pancreatitis in a recent study. In the double…

In the Journals

Statin therapy associated with reduced risk for pancreatitis

Cardiology Today, October 2012
Patients with normal or slightly elevated triglycerides who receive statin therapy may be at reduced risk for developing pancreatitis, according to a…

In the Journals

Statin therapy associated with reduced risk for pancreatitis

Endocrine Today, September 2012
Patients with normal or slightly elevated triglycerides who receive statin therapy may be at reduced risk for developing pancreatitis, according to a…

In the Journals

EPVST linked to inflammation, not thrombophilia in alcoholic pancreatitis

HemOnc Today, September 25, 2012
Local inflammation increased the risk for extrahepatic portal venous system thrombosis in patients with alcoholic pancreatitis, while thrombophilia…

In the Journals

Vegetable consumption may reduce risk for acute pancreatitis

July 9, 2012
Individuals who consumed more servings of vegetables per day were less prone to acute pancreatitis unrelated to gallstones than those consuming fewer…

In the Journals

Existing scoring systems highly effective at predicting organ failure in pancreatitis

June 14, 2012
Nine clinical scoring systems were able to comparably and accurately predict persistent organ failure in patients with acute pancreatitis, according…

In the Journals

Endoscopic transgastric necrosectomy for necrotizing pancreatitis may reduce proinflammatory response

April 2, 2012
Proinflammatory response to treatment of infected necrotizing pancreatitis may be reduced through the use of endoscopic transgastric necrosectomy as…

Meeting News Coverage

Monoclonal antibody detected early-stage pancreatic cancer marker

January 31, 2012
2012 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium SAN FRANCISCO — A test using a monoclonal antibody to detect PAM4 protein and CA19-9 markers was able to…

ATM gene may increase risk for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma

HemOnc Today, January 25, 2012
Mutations in the ATM gene have been identified as a predisposition gene for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, according to data published online…

In the Journals

Folate intake not linked to pancreatic cancer risk

HemOnc Today, November 25, 2011
A review of published literature has found there is no link between intake of folate and the risk for pancreatic cancer. Because pancreatic cancer…

Books

Gut Instincts: A Clinician's Handbook of Digestive and Liver Diseases

Eric Esrailian, MD, MPH
2011; ISBN 1-55642-977-0

Books

GI Emergencies: A Quick Reference Guide

Robert C. Lowe, MD; Francis A. Farraye, MD, MSc
2011; ISBN 1-55642-990-8

Novel immunoassay detected early stage pancreatic cancer

January 21, 2010
2010 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium A novel immunoassay that identifies and quantifies blood levels of the PAM4 protein may detect…

In the Journals

Young-onset of pancreatic cancer increased familial risk for the disease

January 13, 2010
The risk for developing pancreatic cancer increased sixfold compared to the general population for those people with multiple relatives with…

Patients traveling farther for esophageal, pancreatic surgical cancer care

HemOnc Today, October 10, 2009
A recent trend toward the centralization of cancer surgery at high-volume hospitals may pose a barrier for patients traveling long distances to…

Books

Curbside Consultation of the Pancreas: 49 Clinical Questions

Scott Tenner, MD, MPH; Alphonso Brown, MD, MS Clin Epi; Frank Gress, MD
2009; ISBN 1-55642-814-6

In the Journals

Reason for higher pancreatic cancer rates in blacks still unclear

September 1, 2009
Pancreatic cancer mortality rates have been higher among blacks; however, the risk is not attributable to currently known and accepted risk…

In the Journals

Dietary fat increased risk for pancreatic cancer

June 30, 2009
Elevated intake of fat of animal origin, particularly red meat and dairy, was associated with increased risk for pancreatic cancer, according to…