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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.