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Author Archives: pancreatica

Pancreatic cancer ‘time machine’ exposes plot twist in cell growth and invasion

Pancreatic cancer has one of the worst survival rates among cancers. Patients can expect as low as a 9% chance to live for at least five years after being diagnosed. Going back in time to observe how cells with key gene mutations interact and become invasive would help researchers better understand how the cancer starts and identify it sooner. […]

New treatment shows promise in treating pancreas cancer

 Treatment with Lutathera – Study shows promise – A new study published in The Journal of Nuclear Medicine shows long-term effectiveness by PRRT in treating malignant neuroendocrine tumors. The study looked at 44 cases with a median overall survival of 79 months. But with PRRT, 32% of the patients were still alive more than 12 years […]

News Alert! Survival rate reaches 10 percent for pancreatic cancer survival.

  News Alert! Survival rate reaches 10 percent for pancreatic cancer survival. The American Cancer Society released their cancer facts and figures, reporting that the five-year survival rate has increased to 10 percent. There are many reasons why the outcome for pancreatic cancer patients is bleaker than for most other cancer types. There are no […]