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2014-08-26 23:16:32

In the spring of 2014, the JAACF earned the Heart of Hospice Award from the Pennsylvania Hospice Network, recognizing the non-profit for its loyal, steadfast weekly volunteer efforts to deliver delicious meals for 30 family members and staff at St. Luke’s Hospice House. Bethlehem, PA (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 A Lehigh Valley car wash, Saucon Valley Auto Spa, located at 3501 Route 378, Bethlehem, PA, will be holding a 24 hour benefit car wash, to benefit the nonprofit, Judith Adele...

2014-08-25 12:26:05

Contract Results from Recent Merger with MabVax Therapeutics, Inc. SAN DIEGO, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Telik, Inc. (OTCQB: TELK), a clinical stage oncology drug development company that merged with MabVax Therapeutics, Inc. on July 8, 2014, announced today it has received a $1.5 million contract for the Phase 2 portion of a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract from the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The contract is intended to support a major portion of the...

2014-08-21 16:24:42

NEW YORK, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bruckner Oncology has initiated an FDA approved Phase II-III clinical trial which adds Vitamin C to chemotherapy "core" regimens (GFLIO and GFLIO-D) for patients with locally advanced and metastatic pancreatic cancer (APC). Vitamin C was selected for study because there has never been a formal clinical trial of this frequently used, off label vitamin which has long been credited with improving safety and quality of life during chemotherapy....

2014-08-15 23:00:59

The Firm is actively investigating Januvia and Byetta lawsuits on behalf of individuals who allegedly developed pancreatic cancer, pancreatitis and other serious injuries after taking either of the diabetes treatments. New York, NY (PRWEB) August 15, 2014 Healthcare regulators in British Columbia have stopped patient coverage of a diabetes drug now involved in hundreds of Byetta lawsuits (http://www.byettalawsuit.com/) as well as several other medications, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports....

2014-08-13 16:25:43

Transaction Marks First Step Toward Creation of a Molecular Diagnostics Subsidiary to Aid in Patient Diagnosis and Management PARSIPPANY, N.J., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PDI, Inc. (Nasdaq: PDII), a leading healthcare commercialization company, today announced that its Interpace Diagnostics subsidiary has entered the expanding cancer molecular diagnostics market with the acquisition of the miRInform(®) Thyroid and Pancreas cancer test assets from privately held Asuragen, Inc. This...

2014-08-10 23:01:12

The Firm is investigating Byetta lawsuits and other legal claims that allege incretin mimetics like Byetta, Januvia and Victoza caused patients to develop pancreatic cancer, pancreatitis or thyroid cancer. New York, New York (PRWEB) August 10, 2014 Byetta lawsuits (http://www.byettalawsuit.com) and legal claims involving other incretin mimetic Type 2 diabetes drugs, such as Januvia and Victoza, continue to move forward in a federal multidistrict litigation now underway in U.S. District...

2014-08-08 08:26:19

TOKYO, Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cancer Research UK and its commercial arm, Cancer Research Technology ("CRT"), are to join forces with Astellas Pharma Inc. (Tokyo, President & CEO: Yoshihiko Hatanaka, "Astellas") to find new drug targets in the fight against cancer, with an initial focus on pancreatic cancer. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140416/84970 As part of a new collaboration, Cancer Research UK, CRT and Astellas will conduct a two-year research programme in the UK to...

2014-08-06 08:31:45

High unmet need addressed with first new approved treatment in eighteen years MISSISSAUGA, ON, August 6, 2014 /CNW/ - Health Canada has approved (Pr)ABRAXANE(®) for Injectable Suspension (paclitaxel powder for injectable suspension) (nanoparticle, albumin-bound [nab(®)] paclitaxel) for first-line treatment of adult patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer. The approval is welcome news for Canadians who are diagnosed with metastatic pancreatic cancer, and represents the first...

2014-08-04 13:00:53

Cancer Research UK Cancer Research UK scientists have found a new use for an old drug by showing that it shrinks a particular type of pancreatic cancer tumor and stops it spreading, according to research published in Gut. "It's a crucial step forward in developing new treatments for this devastating disease..." - Dr Jennifer Morton, study author The scientists, at the Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute and the University of Glasgow, treated mice with pancreatic cancers caused by...

2014-08-04 12:44:15

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Discovery could lead to future screening tests A large DNA analysis of people with and without pancreatic cancer has identified several new genetic markers that signal increased risk of developing the highly lethal disease, report scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The markers are variations in the inherited DNA code at particular locations along chromosomes. Several of these variations in the DNA code were identified that influence an...


Latest pancreatic cancer Reference Libraries

Pancreas
2013-01-02 11:22:15

The pancreas is a digestive and an endocrine organ with both endocrine and exocrine functions. It is about six inches long located in the upper portion of the abdominal cavity. The head of the pancreas lies within the indentation of the duodenum and is connected to it by the pancreatic duct. The uncinate process extends from the head and the neck connects to the body of the pancreas, which lies directly behind the stomach. The tail of the pancreas extends to the left side of the body and is...

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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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