Meeting NewsVideo

Combined tissue acquisition, imaging identifies most pancreatic cysts

June 6, 2018
WASHINGTON — In this exclusive video perspective from Digestive Disease Week 2018, Christopher J. DiMaio, MD, from the Icahn School of…

Meeting NewsPerspective

Preoperative chemoradiotherapy improves pancreatic cancer survival

June 5, 2018
CHICAGO — Preoperative chemotherapy with radiation demonstrated a significant survival benefit compared with surgery alone among patients with…

Feature

Dual thermal ablation technique may offer novel treatment approach for pancreatic cancer

May 21, 2018
Researchers at Binghamton University and CPSI Biotech have developed a novel technique that uses cryotherapy and hyperthermia therapy to attack…

Feature

Pancreatic microbiome may shed light on oncogenesis

May 8, 2018
The microbial population in the pancreas may provide information about the development of pancreatic cancer, according to research conducted at New…

In the Journals

Pancreatitis risk in ethnic minorities linked to alcohol, gallstones, triglycerides

April 30, 2018
An increased risk for acute pancreatitis among ethnic minorities was associated with very high levels of triglycerides, especially in those with…

Feature

Novel blood test aims to detect cancer in its earliest stages

April 25, 2018
Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center researchers have developed a blood test designed to screen for the eight most common cancer types. If malignancy…

UT Southwestern appoints chair of surgery department

April 21, 2018
Herbert J. Zeh, III, has been chosen as the next chair of the department of surgery at UT Southwestern. Zeh, recognized for his expertise in…

‘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. …

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