The precise molecular steps that enable pancreatic cancer
to spread to the liver--the event that makes the most-common form of the disease lethal--have been illuminated by an international team led by Weill Cornell Medical College, New York.
The first study is a phase one clinical trial of CPI-613, a drug developed by Raphael Pharmaceuticals that, when used in combination with two other cancer drugs Gemcitabine and Nab-Paclitaxel, produced by Raphael can increase survival rates for patients with advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer
who have not undergone chemotherapy.
"The endocrinopathies associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus and pancreatic cancer
are distinct, the former represented by an increase in glucagon and the latter characterized by a reduction in islet size," said Sajan Nagpal, MD, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., at Digestive Disease Week 2018.
Patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer
can develop elevated blood sugar levels up to three years before their cancer diagnosis.
- Results of a study funded by the Woodbury, New York-based pancreatic research funding organization Lustgarten Foundation and the Hale Center for Pancreatic Cancer
Research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has been published in Cancer Discovery, the organization said.
More than half - 52.3 per cent - of pancreatic cancer
cases among diabetics are in those who have been diagnosed less than three years before their cancer diagnosis.
Analysis by the charity Pancreatic Cancer
UK found that only 34% of people with pancreatic cancer
will receive some kind of surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy.
research company The Lustgarten Foundation on Monday announced USD22m in funding in aid of pancreatic cancer
research programmes in 2017.
is a terrible disease with no effective screening right now," said Dr.
The 36-year-old, from Cambuslang, near Glasgow, is now development manager with Pancreatic Cancer
Scotland, where she has worked since March this year.
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Survival Rates 2017: Early Diagnosis Of Deadly Cancer Now Possible With Blood Test
Worldwide pancreatic cancer
incidence has increased from 185,000 in the 1980s  to 227,000 cases per year in 2014 .