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Category Archives: Medical Research

MicroRNAs as markers for IPMNs

Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs) are not fully understood, but are felt by many to be precursor tumors to full blown pancreatic cancer (adenocarcinoma). Thus, an interesting study was recently published by Italian researchers including Giovannetti and colleagues from the University of Pisa in the Annals of Oncology (the official journal of the European Society for Medical […]

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From What Cells Does Pancreatic Cancer Arise?

Now comes a fascinating study by researchers from UC San Francisco and UC San Diego that tends to refute the common knowledge that pancreatic adenocarcinoma cells arise from genetic mutations in the PANCREATIC DUCT LINING CELLS. Published in the November 29th 2012 issue of the journal Cancer Cell, Dr. Maike Sander and colleagues have shown […]

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New Use for a Bad Old Drug (Thalidomide)

Those of a certain age will remember the terrible congenital malformations fifty years on due to the prenatal use of thalidomide. Gradually in certain circumstances thalidomide use has made a cautious comeback in medicine – now including for pancreatic cancer. Chinese researchers from Shang Dong Tumor Hospital in Jinan, China have published an interesting Phase […]

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