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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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Kathleen Blanchard - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

'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.
In the Media by R. Francis Rubio - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Nancy Houser - 6 comments

'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.
In the Media by Melanie Fourie

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.
In the Media by Greta McClain

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.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by Nancy Houser - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann - 9 comments

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.
In the Media by Carol Forsloff - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 4 comments

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.
In the Media by Kathlyn Stone - 18 comments

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.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

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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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