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Pancreatic Cancer

Cancer of pancreas (or pancreatic cancer) is an abnormal growth of cells, or a tumor, in the pancreas.

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New Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer Discovered
FOLFIRINOX, a new combination of cancer drugs can improve patients outcome whose pancreatic cancer is borderline resectable, reports a new study. The .....
Blood Pressure Drug Improves Outcomes in Pancreatic Cancer
Combination of intensive chemotherapy, radiation therapy along with the blood pressure drug losartan allows complete removal of the unresectable local.....
Many Pancreatic Cancer Patients Miss Out on Treatment That May Extend Survival
Most patients with pancreatic cancer are often diagnosed too late, and do not receive cancer-directed treatment, reports a new study.

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New Finding Provides Clues to Pancreas Development
An important clue into the development of the pancreas and brain by studying rare patients born without a pancreas has been discovered by researchers......
Pancreatic Cancer: New Potential Therapeutic Target Discovered
In more than 90 percent of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas, protein syndecan-1 (SDC1) moves to the cell surface in response to signals from mutant K.....


Type 1 Diabetes in Children - Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Complications & Treatment
Type 1 diabetes is a condition most common in children in which the pancreas stops producing and releasing the hormone insulin that controls blood sugar levels... Read More
Trichobezoars - Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention
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Radiosurgery | Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy (SABR) | Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS)
Radiosurgery, also called Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS), is a procedure that uses a beam of radiation to treat cancer of the brain, spinal cord and other parts of the body using a Gamma Knife® or CyberKnife®. Radiosurgery can be carried out by a linear accelerator (LINAC), which uses CyberKnife® or TrueBeam® radiotherapy systems. Other radiotherapy technologies include Gamma Knife® and Proton therapy... Read More
Peritonitis - Causes, Symptoms, Complications, Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention
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Peptic Ulcer
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Type 3c (Pancreatogenic) Diabetes - Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment & Prevention
Pancreatogenic diabetes or type 3c diabetes is a form of secondary diabetes, associated with a primary disorder of the exocrine portion of the pancreas... Read More
Pancreatitis
Pancreatitis or inflammation of the pancreas may show up as acute pancreatitis or chronic pain. Alcohol consumption is the main offender. Treatment requires hospitalization and at times surgery... Read More
Pancreatic Cancer - All About the Disease, its Diagnosis and Management
Pancreatic cancer often involves its exocrine part. It grows aggressively, and often detected late. Treatment options include surgery, radiation and chemotherapy... Read More
Pancreas Transplantation - Procedure, Evaluation, Preparation, Surgery, After care
Pancreas transplant is a surgical procedure involving the replacement of a dysfunctional pancreas in a person with Type 1 or insulin-dependent diabetes... Read More
Insulinoma - Causes, Symptoms, Risk Factors, Complications, Diagnosis, Treatment & Prevention
Insulinoma is a cancer of pancreas which causes excess release of insulin, thus leading to severe hypoglycemia... Read More



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