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.

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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

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Pancreatic cancer" returned 5394 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Favorable glycemic response after pancreatoduodenectomy in both patients with pancreatic cancer and patients with non-pancreatic cancer.
 

Author(s): Seo Young Sohn, Eun Kyung Lee, Sung-Sik Han, You Jin Lee, Yul Hwangbo, Young Hwa Kang, Seung Duk Lee, Seong Hoon Kim, Sang Myung Woo, Woo Jin Lee, Eun Kyung Hong, Sang-Jae Park

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 May;97(18):e0590.

 

Diabetes mellitus (DM) is prevalent in patients with pancreatic cancer and tends to improve after tumor resection. However, the glycemic response of non-pancreatic cancer patients after surgery has not been examined in detail. We aimed to investigate the changes in glucose metabolism ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Higher stroke incidence in the patients with pancreatic cancer: A nation-based cohort study in Taiwan.
 

Author(s): Po-Chi Chan, Wei-Lun Chang, Min-Hsien Hsu, Chung-Hsin Yeh, Chih-Hsin Muo, Ko-Shih Chang, Chung Y Hsu, Bor-Tsang Wu, Ching-Hsiang Lai, Ching-Hsiao Lee, Hua Ting, Fung-Chang Sung

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Mar;97(11):e0133.

 

No study has investigated the role of pancreatic cancer in the stroke risk using population data. We used claims data obtained from a universal health insurance program of Taiwan to evaluate the stroke risk in pancreatic cancer patients.From the catastrophic disease registry of the ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The role of the folate pathway in pancreatic cancer risk.
 

Author(s): Shirisha Chittiboyina, Zhongxue Chen, E Gabriela Chiorean, Lisa M Kamendulis, Barbara A Hocevar

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Pancreatic cancer is the third leading cause of cancer related deaths in the United States. Several dietary factors have been identified that modify pancreatic cancer risk, including low folate levels. In addition to nutrition and lifestyle determinants, folate status may be influenced ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Pancreatic cancer" returned 756 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Targeted agents for patients with advanced/metastatic pancreatic cancer: A protocol for systematic review and network meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Baoshan Di, Bei Pan, Long Ge, Jichun Ma, Yiting Wu, Tiankang Guo

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Mar;97(13):e0115.

 

Pancreatic cancer (PC) is a devastating malignant tumor. Although surgical resection may offer a good prognosis and prolong survival, approximately 80% patients with PC are always diagnosed as unresectable tumor. National Comprehensive Cancer Network's (NCCN) recommended gemcitabine-based ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Vitamin intake and pancreatic cancer risk reduction: A meta-analysis of observational studies.
 

Author(s): Ying Liu, Xiaojie Wang, Xuejia Sun, Shengnan Lu, Shi Liu

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Mar;97(13):e0114.

 

The relationship between vitamin intake and pancreatic cancer (PC) risk is disputed. We aimed to investigate the association between vitamin intake and the risk of PC via meta-analysis.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The prognostic value of B7-H4 in pancreatic cancer: Systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Xin Chen, Lianyuan Tao, Chunhui Yuan, Dianrong Xiu

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Mar;97(12):e0088.

 

There were many reports suggesting that different kinds of tumors can express B7-H4; however, the prognostic value in cancer was still unclearly. Therefore, we conducted a meta-analysis to investigate the relationship between overexpression of B7-H4 with the prognostic value in pancreatic ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Last Updated: 27 Apr 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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