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2014-02-27 18:49:40

Link Between Illnesses May Help Doctors Catch Some Cancer Earlier In a study published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Saint Louis University researchers have found a link between acute pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas) and pancreatic cancer, a finding which may eventually lead to some pancreatic cancers being detected earlier. Principle investigator Banke Agarwal, M.D., associate professor of gastroenterology and hepatology at Saint Louis University, says the...

2014-01-22 12:12:34

Researchers have identified diagnostic microRNA panels in whole blood that had the ability to distinguish, to some degree, patients with and without pancreatic cancer, according to a study in the January 22/29 issue of JAMA. The authors caution that the findings are preliminary, and that further research is necessary to understand whether these microRNAs have clinical implications as a screening test for early detection of pancreatic cancer. MicroRNAs regulate gene expression and play...

2013-02-13 23:00:33

The Law Firm of d'Oliveira & Associates Offers "No Win No Fee Promise" For clients injured from the insulin injection Byetta, used to treat Type 2 Diabetes. Byetta has been linked to serious side effects, such as pancreatic cancer, thyroid cancer, liver cancer, and pancreatitis. (PRWEB) February 13, 2013 In 2008, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) received more than 30 reports of acute pancreatic in Byetta users. Other reports included two deaths and four hospitalizations due...

2012-11-13 12:24:13

A new study published online today in Nature Genetics reveals a genetic link between chronic pancreatitis and alcohol consumption. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and more than 25 other health centers across the United States found a genetic variant on chromosome X near the claudin-2 gene (CLDN2) that predicts which men who are heavy drinkers are at high risk of developing chronic pancreatitis. This finding enables doctors to identify people with early signs...

2012-06-28 12:35:14

Vegetables, fruit and the risk of non-gallstone-related acute pancreatitis: A population-based prospective cohort study A diet rich in vegetables could help stave off the development of the serious condition acute pancreatitis, suggests a large study published online in the journal Gut. Pancreatitis refers to inflammation of the pancreas - the gland behind the stomach, which, among other things, releases digestive enzymes to break down food. Occasionally these enzymes become active...

2011-11-23 10:03:29

Researchers identify new therapeutic target for pancreas' dangerous, sudden swelling and inflammation NYU Langone Medical Center researchers have discovered the novel protective role dendritic cells play in the pancreas. The new study, published in the November issue of journal Gastroenterology, shows dendritic cells can safeguard the pancreas against acute pancreatitis, a sudden dangerous swelling and inflammation of the pancreas gland. "Our study findings demonstrate that an abundance...

2011-10-13 10:05:54

Particular types of mouth bacteria, some of which are found in gum disease, are associated with the development of pancreatic cancer, indicates a small study published online in the journal Gut. The finding opens up the possibility of curbing the progress of one of the most difficult cancers to treat, by altering the balance of bacteria, say the authors. Pancreatic cancer usually spreads very quickly, and only around one in 20 patients is still alive five years after diagnosis. The...

2011-08-29 12:20:01

Tokyo, Aug 29, 2011 - (JCN Newswire) - Abbott Japan Co., Ltd. and Eisai Co., Ltd. announced today that they will launch the pancreatic digestive enzyme replacement drug Lipacreon(R) Capsules 150 mg and Lipacreon(R) Granules 300mg Sachets (pancrelipase) on August 30 in Japan.Abbott Japan received approval to manufacture and market Lipacreon in Japan as a pancreatic digestive enzyme replacement in patients with pancreatic exocrine insufficiency (PEI) on April 22 of this year, with the drug...


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