Pancreatic CancerInfo Center
Diabetes Drug's Dark Side
There have been huge strides in the fight against diabetes over the past decade. Patients now have more treatment and drug options than they ever did before. Yet, some of these drugs may not be entirely safe.
Type 2 Diabetes Drugs Linked to Cancer
They are two of the newer drugs used to treat Type 2 diabetes. They are effective in lowering blood sugar. New findings, though, cast doubt on the safety of these medications.
Surprise Finding Regarding Pancreatic Cancer
This is a tad technical, but provides important scientific insight. Scientists have been surprised that the absence of a gene that normally drives cancer growth can also block the growth of pancreatic cancer.
Zinc Kills Pancreatic Cancer Cells
An essential element - one the body doesn't make on its own - may be useful in battling pancreatic cancer. Zinc levels could be something scientists can manipulate to treat this cancer.
Screening High-Risk Populations
Detecting pancreatic cancer before its symptoms occur could save lives. Scientists are working on a method that can do just that.
Better Way to Diagnose Cancer Sooner
The main reason pancreatic cancer is one of the hardest to treat is because it's usually diagnosed so late. There are currently no early screening tools, but that may soon change.
Aspirin May Decrease Pancreatic Cancer
Taking aspirin at least once a month significantly lowers the risk of developing cancer of the pancreas.
Diabetes Increases Risks of Cancer
A new study shows that avoiding or controlling diabetes may reduce risks of developing or dying from cancer.
Discovery Holds Hope for Pancreatic and Breast Cancer
Recent research has uncovered a protein implicated in both pancreatic and breast cancer tumors.
Clinical Trial for Sutent Stopped
A phase-3 clinical trial studying the effects of Sutent (sunitinib) has been halted early as the drug is shown to be effective in treating advanced pancreatic islet cell tumors.