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BRCA Gene Mutations and Risk of Pancreatic Cancer

BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes are important in the repair and upkeep of DNA. Mutations in these genes confer a strong tendency to not only more widely known breast cancer, but to other kinds of cancers as well – including contributing to some amount of pancreatic cancer.   Now, researchers from the Women’s College Research Institute, […]

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Watchful Waiting for Small Nonfunctioning Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors ?

Neuroendocrine tumors can roughly be divided into functioning and non-functioning categories. The functioning tumors produce an abundance of a given hormone such that the clinical effects of this overabundance can be observed or felt by physicians and/or patients. Non-functioning neuroendocrine tumors produce no hormone, or produce such hormones in sub-clinical quantity, or produce hormones which […]

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Lack of Pancreatic Cancer Radiologic Improvement May NOT be an Accurate Measure of Neoadjuvant Success – an important and intriguing finding.

Researchers from the University of Texas / MD Anderson Cancer Center published an interesting recent study in the journal Cancer on the treatment and assessment of so-called neoadjuvant therapy in borderline resectable pancreatic cancer.   “Neoadjuvant” is a word that denotes typically the medical and/or radiological treatment of pancreatic cancer BEFORE surgery.  The term “adjuvant” […]

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