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…

Meeting News

CHARM: Ethanol-free EUS-guided chemoablation safe, effective

October 18, 2017
ORLANDO — An ethanol-free protocol for pancreatic cyst ablation followed by a combined paclitaxel and gemcitabine regimen for pancreatic…

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Genetic test shows promise for identifying pancreatic cysts at high risk for cancer

October 13, 2017
A novel genetic testing strategy developed at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, which sequences mutations in pancreatic cyst fluid before…

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Laparoscopic surgery for pancreatic cancer cuts hospital stays by half

September 26, 2017
Patients with pancreatic cancer who underwent pancreatoduodenectomy, also known as the Whipple procedure, experienced shorter hospital stays with…

Penn appoints GI professor as director of pancreatic cancer research

September 15, 2017
University of Pennsylvania announced that Ben Z. Stanger, MD, PhD, associate professor of gastroenterology in the Perelman School of Medicine, has…

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‘Type 3c diabetes’ may be more common than type 1

September 7, 2017
A diagnosis of diabetes following pancreatic disease is often classified as type 2 diabetes but presents with worse glycemic control and a higher…

FDA News

Akcea, Ionis file NDA for familial chylomicronemia syndrome drug

September 5, 2017
Akcea Therapeutics, an affiliate of Ionis Pharmaceuticals, announced it has submitted a new drug application to the FDA for volanesorsen, an…

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Smartphone app could detect pancreatic cancer using ‘selfies’

August 31, 2017
A new smartphone app called BiliScreen showed promise for pancreatic cancer screening by analyzing signs of jaundice in photos of a user’s…

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High pancreatic fat content may lead to insulin dependence

August 28, 2017
Insulin dependence was common among adults with increased pancreatic fat content who underwent total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplantation…

Samsung Bioepis, Takeda collaborate on severe pancreatitis therapy

August 21, 2017
Samsung Bioepis has joined with Takeda to develop multiple novel biologic therapies, including the collaboration’s first therapeutic candidate…

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THC tablets fail to reduce chronic abdominal pain

July 18, 2017
Oral tablets containing purified tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, failed to improve chronic abdominal pain better than placebo in a phase 2 randomized…

Trial designed to better understand link between pancreatic cancer, newly diagnosed diabetes

July 18, 2017
A new trial has been launched to help researchers better understand the link between new-onset diabetes and pancreatic cancer. Researchers also hope…

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New study further validates Cellvizio for diagnosing pancreatic cysts

July 17, 2017
Endoscopic ultrasound-guided needle-based confocal laser endomicroscopy using the Cellvizio platform was effective for optical biopsy of pancreatic…

NYU Langone launches program to target pancreatic cancer

July 17, 2017
The Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone Medical Center has launched their new Pancreatic Cancer Center, a multidisciplinary center to improve the…

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