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A big cause of common pancreatic cancer

The most common type of pancreatic cancer is pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. This is aggressive cancer that develops from secretory and tubular cells of the...

Gallstone disease may be a warning sign of deadly pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is the most common pancreatic cancer, accounting for more than 90% of cases, and it is often fatal because it...

Pancreatic cancer could be diagnosed up to three years earlier

Pancreatic cancer is a silent disease. For many people, it has no symptoms until it is fairly advanced.

Scientists find better method to detect pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer has the lowest five-year survival rate among cancers. It is projected to become the second leading cause of cancer death in the United...

Two drugs can reverse a key step in pancreatic cancer

According to the National Cancer Institute, more than 60,000 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this year, and only about 1 in 10 of those...

High insulin levels cause pancreatic cancer, study shows

Pancreatic cancer can develop from two kinds of cells in the pancreas: exocrine cells and neuroendocrine cells, such as islet cells. The exocrine type is...

CT and MRI scans may fail to detect pancreatic cancer tumors

Pancreatic cancer occurs when malignant cells develop in a part of the pancreas. This may affect how the pancreas works, including the functioning of the...

Scientists find potential new way to treat pancreatic cancer

In a study from Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center, scientists found a gene marker that may lead to a more effective, precision treatment for...

Scientists solve a big puzzle of pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer is one of the most insidious forms of the disease, in which an average of only 9% of patients are alive five...

Research solves an 80-year-old mystery of pancreatic cancer

In a study from the University of Virginia, scientists have made a new discovery about how pancreatic cancer fuels its growth. The finding may help...