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2010-03-02 09:00:00

BETHPAGE, N.Y., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lustgarten Foundation announced today that it has formed a national pancreatic cancer research consortium, a collaborative effort involving six world-renowned medical institutions to advance the most promising research initiatives aimed at finding a cure for pancreatic cancer. Named the Pancreatic Cancer Research Consortium (PCRC), The Lustgarten Foundation will provide an initial $10 million in grants this year for research in the prevention,...

2009-09-03 15:00:00

GREENVILLE, S.C., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- HS Pharmaceuticals, LLC and its business partner 7 Oaks Pharmaceutical Corporation have engaged in a collaborative research agreement with M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Orlando to study the effects of its proprietary and patented research compound, HS-7, as an effective treatment for pancreatic cancer. The first preclinical study has shown encouraging results and additional studies are now underway. The research was conducted by Dr. Cheryl Baker,...

2009-06-24 06:05:00

According to a study released on Tuesday, early adulthood obesity can raise a persons risk for pancreatic cancer later in life. "This is the first study to explore at which ages excess body weight predisposes an individual to pancreatic cancer," Donghui Li, professor of medicine at the M.D. Anderson's Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology told the AFP. "With our epidemiological research, we aimed to demonstrate the relationship between BMI (body mass index) and risk of pancreatic...

2009-06-23 07:30:00

Foundation Expects to Double 2009 Grant Awards to Nearly $4 Million BETHPAGE, N.Y., June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lustgarten Foundation, the nation's largest private supporter of pancreatic cancer research, today announced its first round of 2009 grants, totaling $1.6 million awarded to six leading research centers for early diagnostic tests and better treatment for one of the nation's deadliest cancers. Lustgarten is expected to award nearly $4 million this year, double last...

2009-01-14 09:38:41

M. D. Anderson researchers identify new biomarkers for treatment response Variations in mismatch repair genes can help predict treatment response and prognosis in patients with pancreatic cancer, according to research from The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center presented today in advance of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium. In the study, single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in genes involved in DNA mismatch repair were...

2008-10-02 06:00:15

By Denise Grady People with pancreatic cancer are more likely than those without the disease to have been infected with the hepatitis B virus, a study has shown for the first time. The finding suggests that hepatitis B - already known to cause liver cancer in some patients - may also increase the risk of pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest types of tumor. But while the study showed an association, it did not prove cause and effect, the researchers said. More work is needed to...

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