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Tag: Pancreatic Cancer

US scientists start trial on vax for preventing pancreatic cancer

A team at Johns Hopkins University in the US administered the first preventive jab in a woman with a family history of the disease, Daily Mail reported. They aim to involve 25 healthy volunteers at high risk of pancreatic cancer with genetic history.

New drug for pancreatic cancer shows promise in trial

New York: Researchers have found a new drug for treating pancreatic cancer which showed promising initial results during clinical trial testing. The trial looked at AZD1775, an inhibitor designed to block an enzyme called Wee1, which plays a role in DNA damage repair. The trial builds on almost 20 years of research focused on improving […]

Excess body weight may lead to pancreatic cancer

New York: If you are less than 50-years-old but have excess body weight, then you are more likely to develop pancreatic cancer, a new study has warned. The findings indicate that excess weight could increase risk of death from pancreatic cancer more than previously believed, said lead author Eric J. Jacobs from the American Cancer […]

Goa CM Parrikar no more after long battle with cancer

Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar passed away at his private residence here on Sunday evening after a prolonged battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 63. The condition of Parrikar, diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer in February last year and in and out of hospitals in Goa, Mumbai, Delhi and New York since then, had […]

Oral bacteria may up risk of pancreatic cancer

London: The presence of oral bacteria in cystic pancreatic tumours is associated with the severity of the tumour, a new study suggests. According to the researcher, the results can help to reappraise the role of bacteria in the development of pancreatic cysts. If further studies show that the bacteria actually affects the pathological process, it […]

Goa government finally admits Parrikar suffering from pancreatic cancer

Panaji: Months after both the Goa BJP and the state administration refused to disclose Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s ailment, state Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Saturday finally admitted he was suffering from pancreatic cancer. The dmission came amid relentless demands from the opposition parties to know whether the Chief Minister was fit enough to govern. […]

Parrikar suffering from advanced pancreatic cancer, in US for treatment

Mumbai/Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who left for treatment to a US hospital from Mumbai in the wee hours of Wednesday, is reportedly suffering from an advanced stage of pancreatic cancer. Sources in Mumbai’s Lilavati Hospital and outside, and Goa Medical College and Hospital — both health facilities in which the former Defence Minister was […]

Modified flu virus may hold promise for pancreatic cancer

London: Researchers have modified a flu virus which could successfully delay the growth of pancreatic cancer, promising a new treatment for the aggressive disease. The flu virus could also be combined with existing chemotherapy to improve chances of survival, which is the lowest in pancreatic cancer, with fewer than five per cent of patients diagnosed […]

Pancreatic cancer survival linked to four genes

New York: Researchers have found that alterations in four main genes are responsible for how long patients survive with pancreatic cancer. “The research helps us to understand how the molecular features of pancreatic cancer impact prognosis on an individual level and gives us more facts to guide patients, and importantly, to design future research studies,” said […]

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Ollywood actor Minaketan Das critical

Bhubaneswar: Noted Ollywood actor Minaketan Das is in critical condition, undergoing treatment at Mumbai-based Asian Institute of Cancer. It is learnt that Minaketan is suffering from Pancreatic Cancer.  Minaketan was initially admitted to a private hospital in Bhubaneswar after complaining of body pain. After ultrasound and endoscopy, excessive sodium erosion from his body was established. […]