Pancreatic CancerInfo Center

Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer: New Method Shows Promise
Pancreatic cancer is one of the most deadly forms of cancer. The disease has been particularly hard to detect early enough for doctors to make much of a difference. But that could change, according to new research.
Diabetes May Double Risk for Pancreatic Cancer
Studies have shown diabetes to be linked to pancreatic cancer. Those newly diagnosed with diabetes may be at greatest risk, suggesting that these patients may benefit from a cancer screening.
CT May Predict Response to Chemo for Pancreatic Cancer
Pancreatic cancer is notoriously difficult to treat. Now doctors may be able to help pancreatic cancer patients better by more precisely targeting their medication therapy.
Some Pancreatitis Patients May Want Cancer Screening
Spotting cancer early can increase the chances for successful treatment. But some cancers, such as pancreatic cancer, are rarely detected early. New research suggests another issue with the pancreas may signal cancer risk.
A Pancreatic Cancer Puzzle
Scientists have a mystery on their hands when it comes to pancreatic cancer trends. Trends are different among whites and blacks – but no one knows why.
Weighing In on Pancreatic Cancer Survival
The evidence is mounting that obesity plays a role in many chronic diseases, including cancer. In fact, some scientists suggest that obesity will become the leading preventable cause of cancer in the near future. But how does weight impact cancer survival?
Diagnosing Pancreatic Cancer May Get Easier
In some cancers, doctors can have a hard time telling the difference between a cancerous tumor and a condition that's not cancer (benign). This is particularly true for pancreatic cancer. New research suggests there may be an easier and more effective way to tell.  
Dual Rx Therapy Stalled Pancreatic Cancer
Good news on the pancreatic cancer front has been slow for some time now. But the situation may have changed, as a new study suggests that a combination of two medications may improve the outlook for patients whose pancreatic cancer has spread.
Rx May Help Pancreatic Cancer Patients Live Longer
Pancreatic cancer is one of the most difficult to treat cancers. It usually doesn’t give the patient any clues, so it’s generally found later — often when the cancer has spread beyond the pancreas. But results from a recent clinical trial may offer positive news.
Does NSAID Use Impact GI Cancers?
Aspirin is an intriguing medicine because it helps to control inflammation, which plays a big role in a number of diseases — including cancer. So does aspirin help prevent and treat certain types of cancer?