New Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer Combines Virotherapy and Immunotherapy

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Recent research reported by Science Digest concluded that a new treatment for pancreatic cancer that combines two different approaches, virotherapy and immunotherapy, is showing great promise. Researchers studied whether treatment for pancreatic cancer would be improved by combining the Vaccinia oncolytic virus, a virus selectively modified to infect and kill cancer cells, with a gene that modifies the bodies immune system,  Although lab...

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Can a Chinese Herb Help Kill Pancreatic Cancer Cells?

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A new study announced in an American Physiological Society Press Release concluded that a Chinese herbal extract, triptolide, used on pancreatic cancer cells decreased GRP78 protein in the cells. thereby reducing cancer cell survival and facilitating cancer death. It is believed that GRP78 protects cells from dying ,  is more abundant in cancer cells, and helps them survive and thrive. Triptolide, an extract of  Chinese herb Tirpterygium...

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Can Lifestyle Changes Prevent Pancreatic Cancer?

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CancerResearchuk.org report that nearly 40% of pancreatic cancers could be avoided in the UK through maintaining a healthy weight and not smoking because some pancreatic cancer are related to these factors. Survival for the disease is low and there are few treatment options according to the authors. “At the same time it’s important to remember that people can take steps to reduce their risk of developing pancreatic and other cancers, by not...

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Can a Chinese Herbal Extract Kill Pancreatic Cancer Cells?

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A new study reported in Daily Digest News and published in the American Journal of Physiology-Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology concluded that pancreatic cancer cells may be killed by a Chinese herbal extract.  A protein known as GPR78 is abundant in cancer cells, compared to normal cells, and is responsible for prevention cells from being destroyed. It is believed this protein helps the pancreatic cancer cells survive despite treatment. ...

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Is there a Non-Invasive Procedure to Diagnose Pancreatic Cancer?

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New research presented recently at the American Society for Microbiology’s annual meeting concluded that patients with pancreatic cancer have a different and distinct profile of specific bacteria in their saliva compared to healthy controls and  patients with other cancers or pancreatic disease. The researchers believe that the ratio of particular types of bacteria in the saliva may indicate pancreatic cancer. In their study, the...

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New method for earlier diagnoses of pancreatic cancer?

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A new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute reported a new method that identifies the pancreatic cancer’s visible precursors with 97% certainty and may aid in the early discovery of cancer and minimize the risk of unnecessary surgery in the future. Currently poor prognosis of survival from pancreatic cancer is due to late detection. Researchers have discovered that fluid filled cysts in the pancreas found in about one...

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