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Finding a Pathway to Battle Pancreatic Cancer
Pancreatic cancer is one of the most difficult cancers to treat. That may be about to change, though. A new “three-pronged” treatment could stop pancreatic cancer in its tracks.
A Virus That Does More Good Than Harm
For many people, viruses tend to be thought of as unwelcomed guests. For cancer patients, one virus may actually help pancreatic cancer recovery.
Say Cheese! Pancreatic Cancer Gets in to Focus
Imaging techniques, such as MRI's and ultrasound, can detect obvious problems within the pancreas such as enlargement and large, abnormal growths. New imaging advancements may help doctors predict  future problems by looking at something very small.
Oh Spit! Oral Bacteria Linked to Pancreatic Cancer
Pancreatic cancer typically has no early warning signs or symptoms. That's why it's virtually impossible to catch it early in the disease process.  Recent research may have found a way to fix this dilemma.
One Tough Jobs: "Steve" Dies at 56
He changed the world as we know it. That sounds dramatic, but Steve Jobs had an impact on the world that was nothing less than monumental. Apple, Inc. announced today that Jobs has died after gallantly, heroically and gracefully battling pancreatic cancer for seven years. The co-founder, chairman and former chief executive of Apple Inc. was 56.
Diabetes Drug's Dark Side
There have been huge strides in the fight against diabetes over the past decade. Patients now have more treatment and drug options than they ever did before. Yet, some of these drugs may not be entirely safe.
Type 2 Diabetes Drugs Linked to Cancer
They are two of the newer drugs used to treat Type 2 diabetes. They are effective in lowering blood sugar. New findings, though, cast doubt on the safety of these medications.
Surprise Finding Regarding Pancreatic Cancer
This is a tad technical, but provides important scientific insight. Scientists have been surprised that the absence of a gene that normally drives cancer growth can also block the growth of pancreatic cancer.
Zinc Kills Pancreatic Cancer Cells
An essential element - one the body doesn't make on its own - may be useful in battling pancreatic cancer. Zinc levels could be something scientists can manipulate to treat this cancer.
Screening High-Risk Populations
Detecting pancreatic cancer before its symptoms occur could save lives. Scientists are working on a method that can do just that.