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A champion of women's rights, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman appointed to the Supreme Court whose unwavering fight for women’s rights and social justice made her an icon to many admirers of the court’s liberal wing, died Friday. She was 87 years old.

New drug developed to treat pancreatic cancer

A new drug for pancreatic cancer has been developed by a college of pharmacy researchers. The new product could lead to the formation of a new strategy to fight cancer. The medicine targets two genes at the same time.

Pancreatic cancer connected to mouth bacteria

New York City - The oral microbiome (that bacteria found in the mouth) can, if imbalanced, enhance the risk of a person developing pancreatic cancer. The finding adds to growing reports about the association between human microbes and disease.

Battling pancreatic cancer with immune therapy

An immune therapy technique has recorded success against pancreatic cancer, according to a new research study. This is a further sign of progress using the immunological technique.

New method for treating pancreatic cancer

Oxford - Scientists may have found a new method for treating pancreatic cancer, and one which could lead to improved survival rates. The research is, so far, based on animal models.

Saffron could inhibit the pancreatic cancer cell growth

Saffron, or rather an extract termed crocetinic acid, may have anti-cancer properties, according to laboratory studies using pancreatic cancer cells.

U.S. authorizes new pancreatic cancer therapy

A new treatment for pancreatic cancer has been approved in the U.S. This is a medication called Onivyde, produced by a research institute.

Hank Cochran's family launches The Pen Fund in his honor

The family of the late Country Music Hall of Famer Hank Cochran has launched The Pen Fund in his memory to help songwriters battling pancreatic cancer.

Op-Ed: Brazilian cancer patient and daughter grateful for alkaline diet

A few years ago, a young Brazilian woman working and studying in Italy left the country to return to Brazil, so that she could care for her father who was recently diagnosed with cancer. Before she left, she met a woman who told her about alkaline diets.

Scientists find new method of diagnosing pancreatic cancer

Scientists appear to have found a more accurate laboratory method for diagnosing pancreatic cancer, based on visual analysis of patient specimens.

Celery and artichoke flavonoids kill pancreatic cancer cells

Eating a variety of healthy foods can keep us from developing certain diseases, one of which is cancer. Now researchers have uncovered the value of flavonoids in celery and artichokes for preventing and even treating pancreatic cancer.

New link to pancreatic cancer

Researchers have shown, for the first time, the process by which chronic inflammation of the pancreas morphs into pancreatic cancer. The findings could point to new ways to identify pancreatitis patients at risk of pancreatic cancer.

Type 2 diabetes drug may cause cancer

A doctor in the U.S. has raised concerns about a class of medicines used to treat type 2 diabetes by raising a warning that they could cause pancreatic cancer.

Radioactive bacteria used to target metastatic pancreatic cancer

New York - Researchers have developed a therapy for pancreatic cancer that uses Listeria bacteria to selectively infect tumor cells and deliver radioisotopes into them.

'One Day at a Time' star Bonnie Franklin dies at age 69

Los Angeles - Actress Bonnie Franklin, known to most as the independent divorced mom Ann Romono on the long running TV sitcom "One Day at a Time" has died.

New treatment extends life for pancreatic cancer patients

Gemcitabine and Abraxane, a variation of the old drug Taxol, are part of a 900-patient study in Arizona to treat pancreatic cancer. Currently, they are extending life by 1.8 months on the average patient diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer.

'Game of Thrones' actor Wilko Johnson has pancreatic cancer

The prolific entertainer, esteemed for his mesmerizing skills as a guitarist in the British punk movement for Dr.Feelgood and The Blockheads is said to be in good spirits despite the dim prognosis.

Fifteen-year-old revolutionizes cancer testing

Jack Andraka appears to be your average 15 year-old high school freshman, enjoying kayaking and watching Glee. However, few high school freshmen receive the Gordon E. Moore Award for developing a new cancer testing method.

15-year-old boy develops test for early-stage pancreatic cancer

A 15-year-old teenager Jack Andraka, has invented a new, simple and cheap way of testing for pancreatic cancer. Andraka was awarded a $75,000 first prize at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for his invention.

Ben Gazzara passes away of pancreatic cancer at age 81

New York - Ben Gazzara, a one-of-a-kind American-Italian actor known for his trademark brooding looks, passed away Friday after a long bout with pancreatic cancer. Born on August 28, 1930, in New York City during the Great Depression, he died at age 81.

Bacon and sausage diet linked to pancreatic cancer

Stockholm - Researchers in Sweden report a higher-than-recommended diet of processed meats, including bacon and sausage, can increase a person’s risk of pancreatic cancer, with the risk increasing as processed meat consumption increases.

Soft drinks can increase risk for pancreatic cancer

Those who consume two or more soft drinks per week are increasing their risks of pancreatic cancer, according to a report issued by Cancer Epidemiology: Biomarkers & Prevention. The new study joins other research looking at cancer risk factors.

North Korea's Kim Jong II said to have pancreatic cancer

Reports are emerging that North Korea's Kim Jong II has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. South Korean YTN announced the diagnose citing information gathered by intelligence sources in China and South Korea.

Eating burned meat increases pancreatic cancer risk

A nine-year study of 62,000 peoples' eating habits found that eating well-done, charred meat can increase risk of pancreatic cancer by up to 60 percent.

Surgery Rare Option For Pancreatic Cancer

The word cancer is a hard enough diagnosis for a person to digest, add pancreatic to the mix and it's a virtual death sentence. It is one of the most aggressive forms of the disease, often leaving no options.

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CT cross-section on IV contrast. Makrozystisches adenocarcinoma of the pancreatic head
CT cross-section on IV contrast. Makrozystisches adenocarcinoma of the pancreatic head

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