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Chinese Tree Bark Being Used to Treat Pancreatic Cancer

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By: Ivanhoe Newswire From: nbcdfw.com Pancreatic cancer is one of the most difficult cancers to treat and few patients survive past five years. But researchers are finding new hope in an ancient remedy. Michael Gilkerson doesn’t miss a day on his treadmill. He says it gives him strength and motivation after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer more than two years …

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Okayama University research: 3D tissue model offers insights into treating pancreatic cancer

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Source: Okayama University From: prnewswire.com Okayama University research: 3D tissue model offers insights into treating pancreatic cancer Researchers at Okayama University show how specific cells of the pancreas can facilitate cancer progression. Pancreatic cancer can be fatal. It is extremely difficult to treat partly because its precise growth mechanism is not clear. One of the characteristics of pancreatic cancer is …

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Rainforest vine compound kills resilient cancer cells

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By: Ana Sandoiu From: medicalnewstoday.com New research now published in the Journal of Natural Products shows that a vine compound is highly effective in the fight against treatment-resistant pancreatic cancer cells. Pancreatic cancer is notoriously difficult to treat, and the condition has a poor outlook. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), the 5-year survival rate for people with early-stage …

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Cancer drug from Kansas company can be tested on humans, FDA says. It’s made of lilies

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By: Lisa Gutierrez From: kansascity.com The Food and Drug Administration has approved human clinical testing for a new cancer drug created by a company based in the town of Sterling, Kansas — population 2,200, right in the middle of the state. The Genzada Pharmaceuticals drug is made from a flower native to the Middle East — described as “a black …

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New Drug Discovery for Pancreatic Cancer

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Source: University of Houston Drug for Pancreatic Cancer Developed by College of Pharmacy Researchers Heralds a new strategy for fighting cancer: Drugs that target two genes at a time A breakthrough treatment for highly aggressive and commonly fatal pancreatic cancer is on the horizon, reports a University of Houston researcher who has developed a new medicine that can inhibit two …

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This ‘metastasis-blocking’ compound may stop the spread of cancer

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By: Catharine Paddock PhD From: medicalnewstoday.com Using a new approach, scientists have located a compound that stops the spread of breast, pancreatic, and prostate cancers in mice. The compound — which they call metarrestin — destroys a unique structure inside the nucleus of cancer cells that can spread and form new tumors. A paper on the work — in which researchers from the National Institutes …

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Attention women: Your choice of blood pressure medicine may affect your risk of pancreatic cancer

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By: Melissa Healy From: latimes.com In findings with potentially broad implications for the public’s health, new research has found that some women who treat their high blood pressure with a class of drugs that relaxes the blood vessels were more likely to develop pancreatic cancer than those who use other hypertension medications. In a large and intensively-studied group of middle-aged …

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How an existing diabetes drug controls pancreatic cancer

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By: Catharine Paddock PhD From: medicalnewstoday.com New research suggests that targeting a particular cell signaling pathway with the diabetes drug metformin might offer a way to stop the progression and spread of pancreatic cancer. The study — which was led by Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey in New Brunswick — is to feature at the 2018 annual meeting of …

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Bacteria and Cancer: Another Connection

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By: Derek Lowe From: sciencemag.org  Three months ago, I wrote about a report that some kinds of pancreatic cancer seem to be associated with particular infections, and wondered “How many similar stories are out there that we don’t know about yet?” Well, that didn’t take long to start being answered. This recent paper in Science (from a multicenter team: Dana-Farber, Broad, …

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Extreme Early Detection Intrigues Cancer Researchers

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By: Faye Flam From: bloomberg.com Many tumors grow silently for years before they cause any symptoms. Oncologists see an opportunity. There’s only so far you can go toward preventing cancer with a healthy lifestyle. Bone tumors in fossils show that people have been getting cancer since prehistoric times — before smoking, before modern diets, even before the dawn of our …