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2009-11-02 15:28:11

Tumors can arise from different cell types in the pancreas Study results: MIT cancer biologists have identified a subpopulation of cells that can give rise to pancreatic cancer. They also found that tumors can form in other, more mature pancreatic cell types, but only when they are injured or inflamed, suggesting that pancreatic cancer can arise from different types of cells depending on the circumstances. Why it matters: There are few good treatment options for pancreatic cancer, which kills...

2009-10-26 10:00:00

MARIETTA, Ga., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that new data demonstrate that CREON®( )(pancrelipase) Delayed-Release Capsules significantly improves a key measure of fat absorption in adults with exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) due to chronic pancreatitis (CP) or pancreatic surgery. EPI is a condition resulting from a deficiency in the production and/or secretion of pancreatic enzymes that are necessary to digest nutrients in...

2009-10-15 08:04:00

MARIETTA, Ga., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that new data confirm that CREON® (pancrelipase) Delayed-Release Capsules significantly improves a key measure of fat absorption in children aged 7-11 years who have exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) due to cystic fibrosis (CF). EPI is a condition resulting from a deficiency in the production and/or secretion of pancreatic enzymes that are necessary to digest nutrients in food....

2009-10-09 07:27:00

MARIETTA, Ga., Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that Phase III data published in the Journal of Cystic Fibrosis showed that CREON® (pancrelipase) Delayed-Release Capsules, the most prescribed pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy (PERT) in the United States, significantly improves a key measure of fat absorption in patients with CF who suffer from exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI). EPI is a condition resulting from a deficiency in...

2009-06-10 16:50:31

U.S. researchers found a minority of acute or chronic pancreatic patients are heavy drinkers. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, found the risk for chronic pancreatitis from alcohol consumption occurred above a threshold level of five drinks. However, the study also found smoking was an independent risk factor as well -- but a dose-dependent one. Study leader Dr. Dhiraj Yadav of the University of Pittsburgh examined alcohol use and smoking in 695 healthy controls...

2009-05-28 07:00:00

SpyGlass(R) Direct Visualization System can now be used for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for pancreatic disease NATICK, Mass., May 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its SpyScope(R) Access and Delivery Catheter for diagnostic and therapeutic applications during endoscopic procedures in the pancreatico-biliary system. The SpyScope...

2009-05-07 10:30:44

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced approval Thursday of the drug Creon, a pancreatic enzyme replacement. The FDA said Creon (pancrelipase) is designed to help patients with cystic fibrosis and exocrine pancreatic insufficiency digest and absorb nutrients from foods. The federal agency said Creon is the first FDA-approved delayed-release pancreatic enzyme replacement product to be marketed in the United States as a result of the FDA's unapproved drugs initiative. Creon, which...

2009-05-01 08:56:02

 After surgery to remove the head of the pancreas, invagination of the pancreas into the small intestine resulted in a lower rate of pancreatic fistula, according to researchers at the Jefferson Pancreas, Biliary and Related Cancer Center. The research was published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. It was performed as a randomized trial "“ the gold standard for studies.Removing the head of the pancreas, a procedure called pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD), is a common...

2009-02-25 11:26:15

Experimental technique safely differentiates patients with pancreatic cancer, precursor lesions and benign tumorsIn the latest clinical trial for a technique to detect pancreatic cancer, researchers found they could differentiate cells that are cancerous from those that are benign, pre-cancerous, or even early stage indicators called mucinous cystic lesions.Pancreatic cancer is dangerous to screen for, yet deadly if ignored. The pancreas is extremely sensitive--biopsies can lead to...

2009-02-11 09:18:00

Bethesda, MD (February 10, 2009) "“ Digestive, liver and pancreatic diseases result in more than 100 million outpatient visits and 13 million hospitalizations annually at a cost of $141.8 billion. A new report commissioned by the National Institutes of Health finds that costs, doctor visits, prescription costs and hospitalizations related to digestive diseases have risen significantly in recent years. The Burden of Digestive Diseases in the United States report is summarized in...


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