Tag Archives: Pancreatic Cancer

Detection of Bile Duct and Pancreatic Cancers Doubles With New Tests

Pancreatic cancer and bile duct cancer are difficult to diagnose and often fatal because they are discovered in the advanced stages of the disease. Researchers have developed new tests that double the ability to detect bile duct and pancreatic cancers according to a Mayo Clinic study. Bile duct and pancreatic cancers are very difficult to […]

Researchers Formulate Treatment Combination Lethal To Pancreatic Cancer Cells

A combination of two targeted therapies packs a powerful punch to kill pancreatic cancer cells in the laboratory, Mayo Clinic cancer researchers report. With further testing of these drugs that are from classes of pharmaceuticals already used in patients, the Mayo research may lead to new treatment opportunities for patients with pancreatic cancer, which is […]

Study Suggests Improved DNA Stool Test Could Detect Digestive Cancers in Multiple Organs

Mayo Clinic researchers have demonstrated that a noninvasive screening test can detect not only colorectal cancer but also the common cancers above the colon — including pancreas, stomach, biliary and esophageal cancers. This is one of more than 100 Mayo Clinic studies being presented at Digestive Disease Week 2009 in Chicago, May 30June 4. Patients […]

Weight Study and Risk for Pancreatic Cancer

Robert McWilliams, M.D., a Mayo Clinic medical oncologist and Gloria Petersen, PhD, a Mayo Clinic epidemiologist, published an editorial in the June 24 issue of Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The editorial commented on a study published in the same issue conducted by Donghui Li, PhD, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer […]

Mayo Clinic Proceedings Dewald Interview

Dr. Gordon DeWald, professor emeritus in laboratory medicine and laboratory genetics at Mayo Clinic, provides an overview of his study (http://tinyurl.com/mcce2t) on the use of FISH (Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization) to visualize genetic abnormalities characteristic of pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer begins in the tissues of your pancreas — an organ that lies horizontally behind the […]