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…

In the Journals

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…

In the Journals

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…

In the Journals PlusPerspective

‘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…

In the Journals

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…

In the Journals

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…

In the Journals

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…

In the Journals

Blood test for pancreatic cancer shows promise for early detection

July 13, 2017
A new biomarker panel accurately detected early stages of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma in human blood samples, according to new research. The…

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New minimally invasive surgery safe, effective for chronic pancreatitis

July 12, 2017
Laparoscopic total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplantation and intraoperative islet separation, a new minimally invasive surgical approach for…

In the Journals

Combined biomarker test identifies benign pancreatic cysts with high accuracy

July 6, 2017
A combination of two biomarker tests differentiates benign serous cystic neoplasms from potentially malignant pancreatic lesions with “near…

Education Lab

Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome: Cause, Effect, and Solutions to Improve Patients’ Quality-of-Life

Healio Gastroenterology, June 2017
Familial chylomicronemia syndrome (FCS) is a rare and potentially life-threatening genetic disease. The clinical hallmark of FCS is pancreatitis…

FDA News

FDA grants fast-track status to novel acute pancreatitis therapy

May 30, 2017
The FDA has issued fast-track designation to CM4620, a calcium release-activated calcium channel inhibitor for the treatment of acute pancreatitis…

In the Journals

Early feeding may improve outcomes in patients with acute pancreatitis

May 17, 2017
Limited evidence suggests that early enteral feeding for patients hospitalized with mild-to-moderate acute pancreatitis may reduce length of hospital…

Feature Article

An Update on Pediatric Pancreatitis

Pediatric Annals, May 2017, Volume 46 Issue 5
There has been a rise in the incidence and number of admissions of children with pancreatitis over the past 20 years. Current management practices…

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