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Natural compound from a deep-water marine sponge found to reduce pancreatic tumor size

Scientists at Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute found that a deep-water marine sponge collected off of Fort Lauderdale’s coast contains leiodermatolide, a natural product that has the ability to inhibit the growth of cancer cells as well as … Continue reading

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Study finds how diabetes drug metformin inhibits progression of pancreatic cancer

Metformin-induced suppression of metastasis-promoting tumor microenvironment may be most prevalent in overweight, obese patients Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators may have uncovered a novel mechanism behind the ability of the diabetes drug metformin to inhibit the progression of pancreatic cancer. … Continue reading

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Pancreas cancer spreads from multiple types of wayward cells

Penn animal study has implications for better drug design, ‘unprecedented window’ into tumor evolution. Tumor cells associated with pancreatic cancer often behave like communities by working with each other to increase tumor spread and growth to different organs. Groups of … Continue reading

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Wild berry extract may strengthen effectiveness of pancreatic cancer drug

Worth considering micronutrient and drug combo for hard to treat cancers, say researchers The findings prompt the researchers to suggest that adding ‘nutraceuticals’ to chemotherapy cycles may improve the effectiveness of conventional drugs, particularly in hard to treat cancers, such … Continue reading

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Pancreatic survival rates at standstill for 4 decades

Long-term survival from pancreatic cancer has failed to improve in 40 years – with the outlook remaining the lowest of the 21 most common cancers, according to new figures published by Cancer Research UK. Today just over three per cent of … Continue reading

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Unique study focuses on combined treatment approach for locally advanced pancreatic cancer

The study and accompanying clinical trial aim to identify tumor biomarkers and provide clues into individual treatment response Investigators at the Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute are developing a novel, multistep investigational treatment for one of the most complex … Continue reading

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Personalized medicine may be best way to treat cancer

If a driver is travelling to New York City, I-95 might be their route of choice. But they could also take I-78, I-87 or any number of alternate routes. Most cancers begin similarly, with many possible routes to the same … Continue reading

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