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Singer Sharon Jones dies at 60

Singer Sharon Jones dies at 60

Singer Sharon Jones, the lead singer of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings who found success after working for years as a prison guard, died Friday of pancreatic cancer, according to her Facebook page. She was 60.

Pancreatic cancer: Try these natural remedies to prevent the disease!

Pancreatic cancer is considered one of the most virulent forms of cancer. 

Pancreatic cancer – Awareness of symptoms helps in early treatment

The causes of pancreatic cancer are not known. However, there are some risk factors that make developing pancreatic cancer more likely

Oral bacteria may help spot pancreatic cancer

According to previous research, cigarette smoking was also linked to changes in the amount and mix of bacteria in the oral microbiome. 

Pancreatic cancer: Know the warning signs!

Usually, pancreatic cancer doesn't give rise to any signs and symptoms until it's advanced. 

Neem extract shows promise in pancreatic cancer treatment

The cancer grows quickly and there are currently no effective treatments available.

Implantable device could help shrink pancreatic tumours

Pancreatic cancer, which has a 75 percent mortality rate within a year of diagnosis - a statistic that has not changed in more than 40 years, the study said.

Diabetes drug slows down growth of pancreatic cancer

Researchers are likely to have uncovered a novel mechanism behind the ability of the common diabetes drug - metformin -- to inhibit the progression of pancreatic cancer.

Daily Magnesium intake can prevent pancreatic cancer

The study found that every 100-milligram-per-day decrease in magnesium intake was associated with a 24 percent increase in the occurrence of pancreatic cancer.

Robot assists in world's first artificial blood vessel procedure

A hospital in China has successfully performed tumour surgery on a patient with pancreatic cancer taking assistance of a robot.

New test to quickly spot pancreatic cancer

The findings could offer doctors a method to diagnose pancreatic cancer earlier in patients.

Drug combo could combat pancreatic cancer

Pairing an experimental drug with an existing one could provide a more effective way to treat a form of pancreatic cancer than a single drug, new research has found.

Scientists aim to develop drugs to eliminate pancreatic cancer

Researchers, including those from India, are aiming to develop drugs that will allow physicians to prolong patient survival and possibly, even eradicate the deadly pancreatic cancer by targeting specific proteins.

Urine test may detect early-stage pancreatic cancer

A combination of three proteins found at high levels in urine can accurately detect early-stage pancreatic cancer.

Omega-3 fatty acids good for cancer patients: Study

Adding omega-3 fatty acids to the anti-tumour medications may improve treatment response and quality of life for cancer patients, says a study.

New compound could terminate pancreatic tumours

An effective therapy for pancreatic cancer could soon be a reality as researchers have discovered a chemical compound that reduces the growth of cancerous tumours in the pancreas by 80 percent in treated mice.

Blood test to spot pancreatic cancer comes closer

 Researchers, including one of the Indian-origin, have found a blood test effective in detecting pancreatic cancer in human patients.

Protein may yield early detection of pancreatic cancer

Scientists said Wednesday they had identified a marker in blood for pancreatic cancer, raising hopes for a test that would allow earlier diagnosis of this deadly disease.

John Hurt vows to continue acting despite pancreatic cancer diagnosis

 John Hurt may be 75 years of age and was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, but that's not going o stop him from continue working.

Catch some sun to lower pancreatic cancer risk

Low levels of vitamin D could raise risk of pancreatic cancer as the rates of the disease are the highest in countries with the least amount of sunlight, says a study.