Around half of the global population is chronically infected with the stomach bacterium Helicobacter pylori, almost 1 percent of whom go on to develop gastric adenocarcinoma, one of the deadliest forms of cancer.
There is a much higher risk of pancreatic cancer in patients with acute pancreatitis than commonly believed, new research demonstrates. researchers have found a link between acute pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas) and pancreatic cancer, a finding which may eventually lead to some pancreatic cancers being detected earlier. Pancreatic cancer, the fourth most common cause of cancer death in the U.S., is usually diagnosed at an advanced stage because it has few early warning signs and no established screening method...
Dr Ravi Gupta and Shally Makin had a candid conversation with Dr Shefali Agrawal, Senior Consultant, Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery, Apollo Hospital, New Delhi on how her surgical skills are impacting medical care in India. She talks about Continue reading →
Adjuvant chemotherapy with the oral fluoropyrimidine S-1 improved survival versus standard postoperative gemcitabine in Asian patients with pancreatic cancer, according to an interim analysis from a phase III trial conducted in Japan. The data were presented Continue reading →
The Recalcitrant Cancer Research Act, formerly known as the Pancreatic Cancer Research & Education Act, has passed Congress today as part of the National Defense Authorization Act and will now be sent to President Continue reading →
Published in the journal Nature 478, 163-164. October 2011.
A fight for life that united a field. Nobel-prizewinner Ralph Steinman tried to beat his cancer with vaccines based on the dendritic cells he discovered. After a young Ralph Steinman Continue reading →
Published in the journal Gut 18 September 2012. Plasma antibodies to oral bacteria and risk of pancreatic cancer in a large European prospective cohort study. Periodontal disease might increase the risk for pancreatic cancer. Moreover, increased levels of antibodies against Continue reading →