Pancreatic cancer

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Pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer occurs when cells of the pancreas grow abnormally to form a tumor. The pancreas is a gland that normally makes juices that help break down food and produces insulin and other hormones. Pancreatic cancer usually doesn't cause symptoms right away, but can cause yellowing of the skin and eyes, pain in the abdomen and back, weight loss, and fatigue. Some risk factors for developing pancreatic cancer include smoking, long-term diabetes, chronic pancreatitis, and certain hereditary disorders. Because pancreatic cancer is often found late and it spreads quickly, it can be hard to treat. Possible treatments include surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy.
 

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Following organizations serve the condition "Pancreatic cancer" for support, advocacy or research.

Cancer Hope Network

To provide one-on-one support to people undergoing treatment for cancer and to their families. We provide this support by training individuals who have recovered from cancer and matching them with cancer patients currently undergoing a similar experience. Through this matching process, we strive to instill hope and to make a difference in their fight against cancer.

Last Updated: 29 Jul 2015

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Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is a nationwide network of people dedicated to working together to advance research, support patients and create hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer.

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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The Lustgarten Foundation

The Lustgarten Foundation is committed to advancing the scientific and medical research related to the diagnosis, treatment, cure and prevention of pancreatic cancer.

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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Following organizations serve the condition "Pancreatic cancer" for support, advocacy or research.

Cancer Hope Network

To provide one-on-one support to people undergoing treatment for cancer and to their families. We provide this support by training individuals who have recovered from cancer and matching them with cancer patients currently undergoing a similar experience. Through this matching process, we strive to instill hope and to make a difference in their fight against cancer.

http://www.CancerHopeNetwork.org

Last Updated: 29 Jul 2015

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Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is a nationwide network of people dedicated to working together to advance research, support patients and create hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer.

http://www.pancan.org

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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The Lustgarten Foundation

The Lustgarten Foundation is committed to advancing the scientific and medical research related to the diagnosis, treatment, cure and prevention of pancreatic cancer.

http://www.lustgarten.org

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Pancreatic cancer" returned 5200 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Successful gamma knife radiosurgery combined with S-1 in an elderly man with local recurrent pancreatic cancer: A case report.
 

Author(s): Juan Wei, XiaoFang Dong, FangMing Du, Sheng Tang, HangPing Wei

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Dec;96(51):e9338.

 

Pancreatic cancer is common in people older than 40 years, and the incidence peaks at the age of 70 years and older. Chemoradiotherapy has been generally considered a high-risk procedure in elderly patients with local recurrent pancreatic cancer. Gamma knife stereotactic radiosurgery ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Utility of KRAS mutational analysis in the preoperative diagnosis of synchronous pancreatic cancer and intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma: A case report.
 

Author(s): Yuji Eso, Norimitsu Uza, Hiroko Yamagishi, Kazuaki Imada, Yuto Kimura, Toshihiko Masui, Yuzo Kodama, Hiroshi Seno

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Dec;96(50):e9217.

 

It is often challenging to discriminate between intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) and metastatic liver tumors, especially when the hepatic tumor is small and of a mass-forming type.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The side effects and complications of percutaneous iodine-125 seeds implantation under CT-guide for patients with advanced pancreatic cancer.
 

Author(s): Wei-Fu Lv, Dong Lu, Jing-Kun Xiao, Gauri Mukhiya, Zhong-Xiao Tan, De-Lei Cheng, Chun-Ze Zhou, Xing-Min Zhang, Zheng-Feng Zhang, Chang-Long Hou

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Dec;96(52):e9535.

 

The present study investigates the side effects and complications of computed tomography (CT)-guided percutaneous iodine-125 (I-125) seeds implantation for advanced pancreatic cancer.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Pancreatic cancer" returned 726 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Cost-effectiveness of laparoscopic versus open distal pancreatectomy for pancreatic cancer.
 

Author(s): Kurinchi Selvan Gurusamy, Deniece Riviere, C J H van Laarhoven, Marc Besselink, Mohammed Abu-Hilal, Brian R Davidson, Steve Morris

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A recent Cochrane review compared laparoscopic versus open distal pancreatectomy for people with for cancers of the body and tail of the pancreas and found that laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy may reduce the length of hospital stay. We compared the cost-effectiveness of laparoscopic ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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S-1 monotherapy versus S-1 combination therapy in gemcitabine-refractory advanced pancreatic cancer: A meta-analysis (PRISMA) of randomized control trials.
 

Author(s): Sheng Zhong, Shuai Qie, Liu Yang, Qi Yan, Linna Ge, Zhongfeng Wang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Jul;96(30):e7611.

 

Pancreatic cancer (PC) is one of the most lethal digestive system tumors. Most new cases are diagnosed based on metastasis or local aggression and are known as "advanced PC." Recently, studies investigating S-1 have indicated that it has a better clinical curative effect on PC. We ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Radical antegrade modular pancreatosplenectomy versus standard procedure in the treatment of left-sided pancreatic cancer: A systemic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Feng Cao, Jia Li, Ang Li, Fei Li

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Radical antegrade modular pancreatosplenectomy (RAMPS), first reported by Strasberg in 2003, has attracted increasing attention in the treatment of left-sided pancreatic cancer. The limited number of cases eligible for RAMPS makes it difficult to perform any prospective randomized ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Last Updated: 18 Jan 2018

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A Study of CPI-613 With Gemcitabine and Nab-paclitaxel for Patients With Advanced or Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Pancreatic Cancer; Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

 

Last Updated: 9 Feb 2018

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Last Updated: 30 Jan 2018

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