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Pancreatic Cancer News


National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month on CancerConnect (November 3, 2014)

As the month of November brings pancreatic cancer into focus, it’s time to increase public understanding of the disease, including its prevalence, approaches to screening and prevention, treatment options,... Continue Reading

FDA Grants Orphan Drug Designation to Investigational Agent for Pancreatic Cancer (October 7, 2014)

Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest forms of cancer. Each year, approximately 43,000 people are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the United States and close to 37,000 die from the disease. The... Continue Reading

Simtuzumab Fails to Improve Outcomes in Pancreatic Cancer (September 23, 2014)

Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest forms of cancer. Each year, approximately 43,000 people are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the United States and close to 37,000 die from the disease. The... Continue Reading

OMNI-Connect Gets National Recognition as Valuable Social Media Solution in Medicine (August 13, 2014)

Fort Worth TX/Sun Valley ID – OMNI Health Media announces national recognition of its online support communities, TheGIConnection,TheRAConnection, and Cancer Connect, as valuable resources for... Continue Reading

In Advanced Pancreatic Cancer, Eloxatin® with Folinic Acid and Fluorouracil May Improve Survival (July 10, 2014)

In a Phase III study, the addition of the chemotherapy drug Eloxatin® (oxaliplatin) to the chemotherapy regimen of folinic acid and fluorouracil (5-FU) improved outcomes in patients with advanced pancreatic... Continue Reading

Aspirin Reduces Risk of Pancreatic Cancer (July 1, 2014)

The results of a recent study suggest that regular aspirin use reduces the risk of pancreatic cancer by half.  Clinical studies have also found that regular aspirin use can reduce the risk for colon,... Continue Reading

Updated Analysis of the MPACT Study in Advanced Pancreatic Cancer Demonstrates Continued Improvement in Survival for Abraxane-based Chemotherapy (July 1, 2014)

A follow up report on the results of the Metastatic Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma Clinical Trial (MPACT) study of Abraxane® (nab-paclitaxel) in combination with Gemzar® (gemcitabine) in previously untreated... Continue Reading

Jakafi Plus Capecitabine Improves Survival in Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer Patients with Local and Systemic Inflammation (June 2, 2014)

In a study presented at the 2014 ASCO meeting and published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, researchers reported that treatment with Jakafi® (ruxolitinib) plus capecitabine improved overall survival... Continue Reading

Dual Vaccines Prolong Survival in Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer (February 5, 2014)

The sequential delivery of two vaccines—GVAX and CRS-207—prolonged survival in patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer by about two months, according to the results of a study presented at the 2014... Continue Reading

Abraxane Plus Gemzar Improves Survival in Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer (December 25, 2013)

Abraxane® (nab-paclitaxel) plus Gemzar® (gemcitabine) improved overall and progression-free survival in patients with previously untreated metastatic pancreatic cancer, according to the results of a... Continue Reading

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Screening and Prevention

National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month on CancerConnect (November 3, 2014)

As the month of November brings pancreatic cancer into focus, it’s time to increase public understanding of the disease, including its prevalence, approaches to screening and prevention, treatment options, and resources that offer updated pancreatic... Continue Reading

Aspirin Reduces Risk of Pancreatic Cancer (July 1, 2014)

The results of a recent study suggest that regular aspirin use reduces the risk of pancreatic cancer by half.  Clinical studies have also found that regular aspirin use can reduce the risk for colon, esophageal, lung and prostate cancers, as well as... Continue Reading

Aspirin Continues to Look Promising for Cancer Prevention (March 26, 2012)

A combined analysis of 51 randomized trials found that daily aspirin use reduces the risk of new cancer diagnoses as well as the risk of cancer death. These results were published in The Lancet. A growing body of evidence suggests that aspirin may reduce... Continue Reading

Lynch Syndrome Also Linked with Breast and Pancreatic Cancer (February 17, 2012)

A study of families with Lynch Syndrome has expanded the list of cancers related to the condition: carriers of a Lynch Syndrome gene mutation also appear to have an increased risk of breast cancer and pancreatic cancer. These results were published in... Continue Reading

Test Holds Promise for Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer (January 24, 2012)

A test that detects a particular protein in the blood (PAM4) correctly identified roughly two-thirds of patients with early-stage pancreatic cancer. These results were presented at the 2012 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium. Pancreatic cancer is one... Continue Reading

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Stages I-III

Jakafi Plus Capecitabine Improves Survival in Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer Patients with Local and Systemic Inflammation (June 2, 2014)

In a study presented at the 2014 ASCO meeting and published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, researchers reported that treatment with Jakafi® (ruxolitinib) plus capecitabine improved overall survival and progression-free survival in metastatic pancreatic... Continue Reading

Sutent Approved for Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors (PNET) (June 2, 2011)

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved the targeted drug Sutent® (sunitinib) for the treatment pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNET). Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors are an uncommon type of cancer that develops in the hormone-producing cells... Continue Reading

Afinitor Approved for Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors (May 10, 2011)

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Afinitor® (everolimus) for the treatment of advanced pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNET). Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors are a relatively uncommon type of cancer that develops in the hormone-producing... Continue Reading

New Approach to Immune Therapy Shows Promise against Pancreatic Cancer (April 1, 2011)

An investigational type of immune therapy that attacks the tissue around a tumor has shown promise in a small study of patients with advanced pancreatic cancer. These results were published in the journal Science. Immune therapies stimulate the body’s... Continue Reading

Addition of Axitinib Fails to Improve Pancreatic Cancer Outcomes (February 23, 2011)

Among patients with advanced pancreatic cancer, treatment with a combination of Gemzar® (gemcitabine) and the investigational drug axitinib did not result in better outcomes than treatment with Gemzar alone. The results of this Phase III clinical trial... Continue Reading

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Stage IV

FDA Grants Orphan Drug Designation to Investigational Agent for Pancreatic Cancer (October 7, 2014)

Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest forms of cancer. Each year, approximately 43,000 people are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the United States and close to 37,000 die from the disease. The disease is often diagnosed at an advanced stage,... Continue Reading

Simtuzumab Fails to Improve Outcomes in Pancreatic Cancer (September 23, 2014)

Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest forms of cancer. Each year, approximately 43,000 people are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the United States and close to 37,000 die from the disease. The disease is often diagnosed at an advanced stage,... Continue Reading

In Advanced Pancreatic Cancer, Eloxatin® with Folinic Acid and Fluorouracil May Improve Survival (July 10, 2014)

In a Phase III study, the addition of the chemotherapy drug Eloxatin® (oxaliplatin) to the chemotherapy regimen of folinic acid and fluorouracil (5-FU) improved outcomes in patients with advanced pancreatic cancer that had progressed on Gemzar® (gemcitabine).... Continue Reading

Updated Analysis of the MPACT Study in Advanced Pancreatic Cancer Demonstrates Continued Improvement in Survival for Abraxane-based Chemotherapy (July 1, 2014)

A follow up report on the results of the Metastatic Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma Clinical Trial (MPACT) study of Abraxane® (nab-paclitaxel) in combination with Gemzar® (gemcitabine) in previously untreated patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer... Continue Reading

Jakafi Plus Capecitabine Improves Survival in Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer Patients with Local and Systemic Inflammation (June 2, 2014)

In a study presented at the 2014 ASCO meeting and published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, researchers reported that treatment with Jakafi® (ruxolitinib) plus capecitabine improved overall survival and progression-free survival in metastatic pancreatic... Continue Reading

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Recurrent

FDA Grants Orphan Drug Designation to Investigational Agent for Pancreatic Cancer (October 7, 2014)

Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest forms of cancer. Each year, approximately 43,000 people are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the United States and close to 37,000 die from the disease. The disease is often diagnosed at an advanced stage,... Continue Reading

Simtuzumab Fails to Improve Outcomes in Pancreatic Cancer (September 23, 2014)

Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest forms of cancer. Each year, approximately 43,000 people are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the United States and close to 37,000 die from the disease. The disease is often diagnosed at an advanced stage,... Continue Reading

In Advanced Pancreatic Cancer, Eloxatin® with Folinic Acid and Fluorouracil May Improve Survival (July 10, 2014)

In a Phase III study, the addition of the chemotherapy drug Eloxatin® (oxaliplatin) to the chemotherapy regimen of folinic acid and fluorouracil (5-FU) improved outcomes in patients with advanced pancreatic cancer that had progressed on Gemzar® (gemcitabine).... Continue Reading

Updated Analysis of the MPACT Study in Advanced Pancreatic Cancer Demonstrates Continued Improvement in Survival for Abraxane-based Chemotherapy (July 1, 2014)

A follow up report on the results of the Metastatic Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma Clinical Trial (MPACT) study of Abraxane® (nab-paclitaxel) in combination with Gemzar® (gemcitabine) in previously untreated patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer... Continue Reading

Dual Vaccines Prolong Survival in Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer (February 5, 2014)

The sequential delivery of two vaccines—GVAX and CRS-207—prolonged survival in patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer by about two months, according to the results of a study presented at the 2014 Gastorintestinal Cancers Symposium in San Francisco,... Continue Reading

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