‘Window of opportunity’ exists for durvalumab as pancreatic cancer maintenance therapy

March 19, 2018
A randomized clinical trial is underway to assess the efficacy of the novel immunotherapy durvalumab as maintenance therapy for patients with…

Anthera halts development of EPI drug candidate Sollpura

March 13, 2018
Anthera Pharmaceuticals announced it will discontinue the development of Sollpura after the drug failed to meet the primary endpoint of a phase 3…

Boston Scientific acquires EMcision, expands endoscopy portfolio

March 8, 2018
Boston Scientific announced that it has acquired EMcision, a company based in the United Kingdom and Canada. The acquisition includes the Habib…

NYU Langone and Perlmutter Cancer Center appoint gastrointestinal medical oncology director

March 3, 2018
Paul E. Oberstein, MD, has been appointed director of gastrointestinal medical oncology at NYU Langone Health and its Perlmutter Cancer Center…

FDA News

FDA grants fast track designation to pamrevlumab for pancreatic cancer

March 1, 2018
The FDA granted fast track designation to pamrevlumab for the treatment of patients with locally advanced unresectable pancreatic cancer, according…

Stand Up To Cancer dream team strives for ‘active interception’ of pancreatic cancer

March 1, 2018
The Stand Up To Cancer foundation has formed a “dream team” to identify new ways to detect pancreatic cancer at earlier stages when it is…

Guidelines

New ACG guidelines address changing landscape of pancreatic cyst management

February 27, 2018
The American College of Gastroenterology has released new guidelines on the diagnosis and management of pancreatic cysts. The society developed the…

FDA News

FDA grants YS-ON-001 orphan drug designation for pancreatic cancer

February 26, 2018
The FDA granted orphan drug designation to YS-ON-001, an immuno-oncology biologic product, for the treatment of pancreatic cancer, according to the…

Researchers identify immunologic basis of ‘exceptional survival’ in pancreatic cancer

February 18, 2018
Patients with pancreatic cancer who had tumors with a combination of the highest neoantigen number and the most abundant CD8-positive T-cell…

In the Journals

New AGA guideline steers early treatment for acute pancreatitis

February 14, 2018
A new clinical guideline from the American Gastroenterological Association provides up-to-date recommendations for early treatment decisions in acute…

Translational research team to test CAR T-cell therapy for pancreatic cancer

February 13, 2018
Stand Up To Cancer, in collaboration with the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, is supporting a new translational research team…

FDA News

FDA grants orphan drug designation to BPM31510 for pancreatic cancer

January 23, 2018
The FDA granted orphan drug designation to BPM31510 for the treatment of pancreatic cancer, according to the agent’s manufacturer.

Smartphone app helps screen for pancreatic cancer

January 23, 2018
Researchers at University of Washington have developed a smartphone app designed to detect jaundice, a common early symptom of pancreatic cancer. …

Novel liquid biopsy identifies combinations of mutations in early-stage pancreatic cancer

January 20, 2018
A novel blood assay successfully identified tumor-specific DNA and protein biomarkers in a cohort of patients with early-stage pancreatic cancer…

In the Journals

Genetic predictor helps IBD patients avoid drug-induced pancreatitis

January 11, 2018
A genetic polymorphism was a major predictor of azathioprine-induced pancreatitis in patients with inflammatory bowel disease, according to a study…

In the Journals

Aspirin, NSAIDs not linked to pancreatic cancer risk

December 19, 2017
Investigators found no evidence that regular use of aspirin or NSAIDs increases the risk for pancreatic cancer in a recent study. However, regular…

Cancer Institute funds blood test for early pancreatic cancer detection

December 12, 2017
The National Cancer Institute’s Pancreatic Cancer Detection Consortium has awarded a $5.13 million grant to researchers from Baylor Scott &…

In the Journals

Better ERCP outcomes achieved by high volume endoscopists, centers

November 29, 2017
Endoscopists and centers that performed a high volume of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography procedures showed higher rates of overall…

Nine updates for World Pancreatic Cancer Day

November 16, 2017
World Pancreatic Cancer Day will be observed today. The World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition has united more than 60 organizations from 27 countries to…

Novel treatment device safe, effective for early pancreatic cancer

October 29, 2017
Researchers at Virginia Commonwealth Massey Cancer Center became the first to implant the bio-absorbable internal radiation device known as CivaSheet…

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