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Category Archives: Pancreatic Cancer

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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New Easier BLOD Test to Help Evaluate Carcinoid and Neuroendocrine Tumors

One of the standard tests to try to diagnose carcinoid and neuroendocrine tumors has been the 5-HIAA test – which required a 24-hour sample of urine.  This was often messy, inconvenient, embarrassing, and consequently sometimes inaccurate.   The term 5-HIAA stands for 5-Hydroxyindoleacetic acid which is a main metabolite of serotonin – and which is […]

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