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HIFU Therapy for Cancer of the Pancreas

Chinese researchers have utilized an innovative modality for the treatment of advanced pancreatic cancer – High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (“HIFU”). This mode of therapy involves a manner of directing acoustic energy in a very directed fashion at the tumor itself.  HIFU is considered to be essentially a noninvasive procedure (or at least only minimally invasive).   […]

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Dental disease and pancreatic cancer ?

Three separate studies this year suggest a modest but definite relationship between bacteria that are associated with periodontal / oral disease and pancreatic cancer.   The largest published research primarily by European (and some American) researchers reported out recently in the medical journal Gut in a matched control study – found particularly that those with […]

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Low Adiponectin (fat cell) Hormone Associated with Pancreatic Cancer Risk

Harvard researchers led by Ying Bao, MD, ScD (Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School) published an article last week in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute with an intriguing finding.  In looking at 468 pancreatic cancer patients against 1080 matched control subjects, they found that the fat cell secreted hormone adiponectin (in […]

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