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Category Archives: Pancreatic Cancer

HIFU Therapy for Cancer of the Pancreas

Chinese researchers have utilized an innovative modality for the treatment of advanced pancreatic cancer  (ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas): 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 […]

Dental Disease and Pancreatic Cancer?

Three separate recent studies year suggest a modest but definite relationship between bacteria that are associated with periodontal / oral disease and pancreatic cancer (ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas). The largest and most recently published research primarily by European (and some American) researchers reported out recently in the December, 2013 issue of the medical journal […]

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 (ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas) compared with 1080 matched control subjects, they found that the […]