New options found for treating pancreatic cancer

Sufferers of pancreatic cancer, a disease hard to find and even harder to treat, will have new medical options thanks to genomic sequencing, Australian researchers announced Friday.

Pancreatic cancer discovery to improve treatment

Australian scientists Thursday said they have discovered that tumours in the pancreas have unstable regions hidden inside their genomes, a finding that has benefits for cancer sufferers by developing personalised treatment.

Veteran Tamil actor VS Raghavan passes away

Veteran Tamil character artist V S Raghavan, who had acted in more than 1,000 films, today died of pancreatic cancer here, his family said.

New 3-D culture system for pancreatic cancer developed

In a breakthrough, a new 3-D method to grow pancreatic tissue not only from laboratory mouse models but also from human patient tissue has been developed offering a path to personalised treatment approaches in the future.

New tool identifies invisible genes behind pancreatic cancer

German researchers have developed a novel technique that can identify previously unknown pancreatic cancer genes even invisible to genetic sequencing.

First step in origin of pancreatic cancer identified

US researchers say that they have identified the first step in the origin of pancreatic cancer.

Pancreatic cancer detection could be just a blood test away

A new research has found that a simple blood test might help diagnose pancreatic cancer, one of the most deadly forms of the disease.

Early signs of 'pancreatic cancer' discovered

Scientists have found the early signs of pancreatic cancer that show the symptom's for the disease appear.

Modified vitamin D may treat pancreatic cancer

A synthetic derivative of vitamin D can collapse the barrier of cells shielding pancreatic tumours, making the seemingly impenetrable cancer susceptible to therapeutic drugs, scientists say.

Wild berry extract booster for pancreatic cancer drug

A wild berry native to North America may strengthen the effectiveness of a chemotherapy drug commonly used to treat pancreatic cancer, reveals new research.

New genetic risk markers identified for pancreatic cancer

A new discovery has been made with help of large DNA analysis of humans, which says that there are several genetic markers to identify pancreatic cancer.

Chinese herb may treat pancreatic cancer

An Indian-origin researcher at the University of Minnesota has discovered that triptolide -- an extract of the Chinese herb thunder god vine (tirpterygium wilforii) -- suppresses a key protein that helps pancreatic cancer cells thrive.

New target for treating pancreatic cancer

In a new ray of hope for the deadly pancreatic cancer patients, scientists have identified a protein that can be targeted for treating the disease.

Prolonged low-dose aspirin use may slash pancreatic cancer risk

A new study has revealed that continuous use of low-dose aspirin may lower the risk for developing pancreatic cancer.

Green tea daily reduces pancreatic cancer risk: Study

The cup of your favourite green tea is full of health benefits and now researchers have found that an active compound in green tea also reduces the risk of pancreatic cancer.

Blame your genes for aggressive form of pancreatic cancer

Researchers have identified a mutated gene common to adenosquamous carcinoma (ASC) tumors - the first known unique molecular signature for this rare, but particularly virulent, form of pancreatic cancer.

Now, bacteria in saliva can help doctors identify pancreatic cancer

Researchers at San Diego State University have identified that saliva can help doctors identify pancreatic cancer in a patient.

City based hospital webcasts cancer surgery

Claimed to be the first of its kind, the city-based Gem Hospital and Research Centre today said it successfully webcast pancreatic cancer surgery live to surgeons across the World.

Pancreatic, biliary cancers difficult to treat: Experts

Early diagnosis and treatment for pancreatic and biliary cancers is very challenging as development of breakthrough chemotherapy and target therapy is limited in such cases, say health experts.

New method to accurately diagnose pancreatic cancer

The dreaded pancreatic cancer, which is often detected at a late stage resulting in poor prognosis and limited treatment options, may now be nipped in the bud.