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  • NASA Chief: Global Warming is Real Because I Have Cancer

    01/18/2016 8:16:41 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/18/2016 | James Delingpole
    A senior scientist at NASA has announced in the New York Times that he has terminal cancer. This is sad. What’s sadder, though, is that he has chosen to exploit his personal tragedy for the purposes of promoting climate change alarmism. Here is how Piers Sellers (pictured) – acting director of NASA’s Earth Sciences division – begins his New York Times article: I'm a climate scientist who has just been told I have Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. This diagnosis puts me in an interesting position. I've spent much of my professional life thinking about the science of climate change, which...
  • New treatment takes aim at pancreatic cancer with a targeted assault on the tumor

    08/28/2015 12:52:57 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 15 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | August 28, 2015 | By Kathleen McGrory
    TAMPA David Allison knew better than most his chances of surviving pancreatic cancer. His brother and sister had died from the disease. "I figured it was the beginning of the end," said the 75-year-old retired milk truck driver, who spends his winters in Oldsmar. Allison tried fighting the cancer with conventional chemotherapy and radiation in April. But the treatment made him weak. His appetite disappeared. He lost nearly 30 pounds. He had resigned to let the disease run its notoriously deadly course until a doctor told him about something that sounded promising: a novel approach to chemotherapy that...
  • Tyler Drumheller, CIA officer who exposed U.S. reliance on discredited Iraq source Curveball,

    08/08/2015 9:40:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    WaPo ^ | 8/6/15 | Greg Miller
    Tyler S. Drumheller, a high-level CIA officer who publicly battled agency leaders over one of the most outlandish claims in the U.S. case for war with Iraq, died Aug. 2 at a hospital in Fairfax County. He was 63. The cause was complications from pancreatic cancer, said his wife, Linda Drumheller. Mr. Drumheller held posts in Africa and Europe over a 26-year career during which the CIAs focus shifted from the Cold War to terrorist threats. He rose to prominent positions at CIA headquarters, serving as chief of the European division at a time when the agency was abducting al-Qaeda...
  • A Q&A on pancreatic cancer (type of cancer ex-congressman has is very hard to diagnose early)

    05/31/2015 5:09:33 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 68 replies (The Plain Dealer) ^ | May 31, 2015 | Brie Zeltner
    CLEVELAND, Ohio Pancreatic cancer, the type that former GOP Congressman Steve LaTourette is fighting, is notoriously difficult to diagnose, leading to a poor prognosis for most patients, experts say. LaTourette, who is preparing to file a lawsuit against the U.S. government, says his treatment was unnecessarily delayed by more than two years, reducing his life expectancy. While medical professionals would not comment on LaTourette's care or treatment, early diagnosis in any cancer generally leads to better outcomes, they say. In pancreatic cancers, though, even those who have treatable disease often don't fare very well, statistics show. LaTourette, who represented...
  • Nanotechnology platform shows promise for treating pancreatic cancer

    03/24/2015 10:09:03 AM PDT · by Patriot777 · 4 replies
    University of Calfornia at Los Angeles, ^ | March 24, 2015 - 5 hours ago | Shaun Mason
    Scientists at UCLA's California NanoSystems Institute and Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have combined their nanotechnology expertise to create a new treatment that may solve some of the problems of using chemotherapy to treat pancreatic cancer. The study, published online in the journal ACS Nano, describes successful experiments to combine two drugs within a specially designed mesoporous silica nanoparticle that looks like a glass bubble. The drugs work together to shrink human pancreas tumors in mice as successfully as the current standard treatment, but at one twelfth the dosage. This lower dosage could reduce both the cost of treatment and the...
  • Vanity: Prayers needed for my Dad having a "Whipple procedure" tomorrow AM

    02/25/2015 6:20:43 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 36 replies
    Web MD ^ | 25 FEB 15 | dcbryan1
    As you may already know, Dad has had alot of problems lately. He has early stage (T1) pancreatic Ductile adenocarcinoma (PDAC). He is having a Roux-en-y procedure tomorrow AM, followed by a "Whipple " procedure if the cancer doctors do not find any metastatic tissue. Any prayers for Jim Bryan (#4 all time Arkansas high school basketball scorer with 2,700+ points (before 3-points invented ) ) would be appreciated. Prayers also for St. Vincent's cancer surgeon team and Dr. Jones, too. Thanks!
  • Antibiotics that target mitochondria effectively eradicate cancer stem cells...

    02/08/2015 4:37:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Impact Journals ^ | January 22, 2015 | Various
    Abstract Here, we propose a new strategy for the treatment of early cancerous lesions and advanced metastatic disease, via the selective targeting of cancer stem cells (CSCs), a.k.a., tumor-initiating cells (TICs). We searched for a global phenotypic characteristic that was highly conserved among cancer stem cells, across multiple tumor types, to provide a mutation-independent approach to cancer therapy. This would allow us to target cancer stem cells, effectively treating cancer as a single disease of stemness, independently of the tumor tissue type. Using this approach, we identified a conserved phenotypic weak point a strict dependence on mitochondrial biogenesis for...
  • Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg undergoes surgery to address artery blockage

    11/26/2014 5:30:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/26/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was admitted to hospital on Wednesday where she underwent heart surgery to address a blockage in her right coronary artery. The coronary blockage was discovered after Justice Ginsburg experienced discomfort during routine exercise last night and was taken to the hospital, read a statement on her condition. She is resting comfortably and is expected to be discharged in the next 48 hours.Now, health scares like these are nothing to joke about, and all our readers surely wish The Notorious R.B.G. well. That having been said, it would be dishonest to not note the...
  • Aspirin may lower pancreatic cancer risk, Study [48 percent reduction in risk]

    06/28/2014 6:31:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Canada Journal ^ | 06/28/2014
    Taking regular low doses of aspirin may lower the risk of contracting pancreatic cancer, according to research conducted at Yale University. The study, published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, surveyed data on 362 people with pancreatic cancer and 690 people without the disease. According to the study, men and women who took low-dose aspirin regularly had 48 percent reduction in their risk for developing pancreatic cancer and protection against pancreatic cancer ranged from 39 percent reduction in risk for those who took low-dose aspirin for six years or less, to 60 percent reduction in risk for those...
  • A promising test for pancreatic cancer from a teenager

    07/12/2013 4:27:15 AM PDT · by jmcenanly · 4 replies
    My Science Academy ^ | July 12, 2013 | Jack Andraka
    Over 85 percent of all pancreatic cancers are diagnosed late, when someone has less than two percent chance of survival. How could this be? Jack Andraka talks about how he developed a promising early detection test for pancreatic cancer thats super cheap, effective and non-invasive all before his 16th birthday. Talk by Jack Andraka
  • BREAKING NEWS: Sally Ride, first American woman to fly in space, dies from pancreatic cancer

    07/23/2012 4:08:22 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 82 replies
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  • High School Freshman Confounds Researchers, Invents New Pancreatic Cancer Test

    05/28/2012 6:20:23 PM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies
    DailyTech ^ | May 25, 2012 | Jason Mick
    15-year-old nabs $100,000 top prize in Intel-sponsored competition; his "dipstick" test is 90 percent accurate Jack Andraka. Andraka. "Keep that last name in mind. You're going to read about him a lot in the years to come. What I tell my lab is, 'Think of Thomas Edison and the light bulb.' This kid is the Edison of our times. There are going to be a lot of light bulbs coming from him." Those are bold words, bolder still given that their source is one of the top medical researchers in the nation. But Dr. Anirban Maitra, a pathology professor at...
  • 15 Year Old Creates Test For Pancreatic Cancer (Wins Intel Science fair Grand Prize)

    05/24/2012 6:31:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    TIME ^ | 05/23/2012 | Katherine Cooney
    Pancreatic cancer is one of the most difficult cancers to diagnose, often times not detected until the most advanced stages. However, new advances in medical science have provided a way to find pancreatic cancer before it spreads. New advances made by a 15-year-old Maryland high school student. North County freshman Jack Andraka earned the grand prize at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for creating a test that can detect early stage pancreatic cancer with 90 percent accuracy and at a cheaper rate than other tests. It detects an abnormal protein that you find in the blood when you...
  • High School Freshman Wins Award For Pancreatic Cancer Test

    05/23/2012 5:01:12 AM PDT · by Puzzleman · 48 replies
    WBAL News ^ | May 22, 2012 | Robert Lang
    He is only a freshman at North County High School in Anne Arundel County. However, 15-year-old Jack Andraka is being recognized for developing what may become an effective way to detect pancreatic cancer.
  • Pancreatic cancer risk increases with every 2 strips of bacon [or sausage] you eat: Study

    01/13/2012 5:59:46 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 125 replies · 3+ views
    cbs ^ | January 13, 2012 3:29 PM
    Breakfast lovers, beware. A new study found eating processed meats like bacon and sausage could increase your risk for deadly pancreatic cancer. For every piece of sausage or two strips of bacon a person eats every day, there's a 19 percent rise in risk for pancreatic cancer, the study found. "There is strong evidence that being overweight or obese increases the risk of pancreatic cancer and this study may be an early indication of another factor behind the disease," Dr Rachel Thompson, deputy head of science at The World Cancer Research Fund, told BBC News. For the study, researchers reviewed...
  • UGA researchers, scientists develop vaccine that attacks breast cancer in mice

    12/14/2011 6:24:02 PM PST · by JosephMama · 13 replies
    Researchers from the University and the Mayo Clinic in Arizona have developed a vaccine that dramatically reduces tumors in a mouse model that mimics 90 percent of human breast and pancreatic cancer casesincluding those resistant to common treatments. The vaccine, described this week in the early edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, reveals a promising new strategy for treating cancers that share the same distinct carbohydrate signature, including ovarian and colorectal cancers.
  • Study suggests possible link between two Type 2 diabetes drugs and pancreatic cancer

    09/16/2011 2:47:59 PM PDT · by decimon · 22 replies
    Two newer drugs used to treat Type 2 diabetes could be linked to a significantly increased risk of developing pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer, and one could also be linked to an increased risk of thyroid cancer, according to a new UCLA study. Researchers from the Larry L. Hillblom Islet Research Center at UCLA examined the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's database for adverse events reported between 2004 and 2009 among patients using the drugs sitagliptin and exenatide. They found a six-fold increase in the odds ratio for reported cases of pancreatitis with these drugs, compared with four other diabetes therapies...
  • Study shows vitamin D deficiencies may impact onset of autoimmune lung disease

    01/04/2011 6:27:35 AM PST · by decimon · 75 replies
    CINCINNATIA new study shows that vitamin D deficiency could be linked to the development and severity of certain autoimmune lung diseases. These findings are being reported in the Jan. 4 edition of the journal Chest. Brent Kinder, MD, UC Health pulmonologist, director of the Interstitial Lung Disease Center at the University of Cincinnati and lead investigator on the study, says vitamin D deficiencies have been found to affect the development of other autoimmune diseases, like lupus and type 1 diabetes. "We wanted to see if lack of sufficient vitamin D would also be seen in patients who are diagnosed with...
  • IOM Report...New Dietary...Levels...Calcium...Vitamin D...Maintain Health...Avoid Risks...

    11/30/2010 6:57:33 AM PST · by decimon · 9 replies
    INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE ^ | November 30, 2010 | Unknown
    Most Americans and Canadians up to age 70 need no more than 600 international units (IUs) of vitamin D per day to maintain health, and those 71 and older may need as much as 800 IUs, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine. The amount of calcium needed ranges, based on age, from 700 to 1,300 milligrams per day... > A large amount of evidence, which formed the basis of the new intake values, confirms the roles of calcium and vitamin D in promoting skeletal growth and maintenance and the amounts needed to avoid poor bone health. >...
  • If I had waited a month for a scan, I would not be here

    11/08/2010 9:20:11 AM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Telegraph [UK] ^ | 11/8/10 | Elizabeth Grice
    Ali Stunt stunned doctors when she beat the odds and survived pancreatic cancer. She talks to Elizabeth Grice about the need for early diagnosis. As soon as she regained consciousness, Ali Stunt checked the clock in the recovery room. It was 1.30pm. The time told her all she needed to know: instead of having been wheeled back to the hospital ward as inoperable, shed had five hours of surgery to remove a cancerous growth in her pancreas. Bleary as she was, she understood the significance of waking up in the afternoon. It meant they had managed to operate and that...
  • Former Cherokee Chief Wilma Mankiller dies

    04/06/2010 9:57:12 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 56 replies · 1,675+ views
    Tulsa World ^ | April 6, 2010 | Staff Reports
    Wilma Mankiller, the once dirt-poor Oklahoma farm girl who grew up to become an American Indian and womens rights activist, author and the first woman to hold the Cherokee Nations highest office, died Tuesday. She was 64.
  • Florida Senator Jim King dead

    07/26/2009 4:06:13 PM PDT · by walsh · 103 replies · 3,308+ views
    Channel 4 - Jacksonville, FL ^ | July 26, 2009 | walsh
    Former Florida Senate President Jim King, who sometimes fought Gov. Jeb Bush and his own Republican Party over the Terri Schiavo right-to-die battle in 2005, died Sunday after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer, a family spokeswoman said. He was 69
  • North Korea leader Kim Jong-il has pancreatic cancer: report

    07/12/2009 10:04:49 PM PDT · by llevrok · 24 replies · 724+ views
    reuters ^ | 7/11/09
    North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has pancreatic cancer, South Korean broadcaster YTN said on Monday in an unsourced news flash. Kim's health is one of the most closely guarded secrets in the reclusive communist state. (Reporting by Jack Kim, Editing by Dean Yates)
  • Kim Jong Il Has Pancreatic Cancer: Reuters / Fox

    07/12/2009 5:02:12 PM PDT · by MindBender26 · 202 replies · 8,779+ views
    More as known
  • Pancreatic Cancer's Achilles' Heel

    05/23/2009 10:05:08 PM PDT · by neverdem · 41 replies · 2,876+ views
    ScienceNOW Daily News ^ | 21 May 2009 | Stephanie Pappas
    Enlarge ImageBlocked. Chemo drugs (green) can't penetrate a pancreatic tumor (blue). White stroma (insert) separates blood flow from tumor cells (light brown).Credit: Stefanie Reichelt, Michal Al Jacobetz, and Kenneth P. Olive; (inset) Kenneth P. Olive Almost 95% of pancreatic cancer patients die within 5 years of diagnosis, and traditional chemotherapy does little to save their lives. Now, cancer researchers think they know why--and how they might get around the tumor's defenses. The work "has huge ramifications for how we approach therapy of this disease," says Margaret Tempero, an oncologist at the University of California, San Francisco. Cancers almost always...
  • Former Senate President Jim King diagnosed with cancer

    05/19/2009 5:18:56 AM PDT · by BykrBayb · 42 replies · 1,339+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | May 16, 2009 1:48:13 PM | Aaron Deslatte
    TALLAHASSEE -- State Sen. Jim King, a Jacksonville Republican and 22-year veteran of the Legislature, has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, the lawmaker's longtime spokeswoman said Saturday. During a recent routine post-legislative session checkup, Senator Jim King was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. While Senator King plans to seek additional medical counsel and aggressive treatment, he is aware that this particular type of cancer is difficult to treat and manage, and that the outcomes are, at best, guarded," said Sarah Bascom, a political consultant and longtime spokeswoman for King, in a statement.
  • Patrick Swayze 'says goodbye as cancer spreads'

    11/27/2008 8:07:51 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 113 replies · 6,274+ views ^ | November 28, 2008 | N/A
    ACTOR Patrick Swayze has reportedly started saying goodbye to family and friends after learning his cancer has spread to his liver. The Dirty Dancing and Ghost star, who in January was told he had pancreatic cancer, has started preparing himself for death, reports say "Patrick recently got word that the cancer had spread to his liver and that is what his doctors said would begin the countdown to the end," a source told National Enquirer magazine. "Patrick knew it was coming because he was suffering increased weakness. "At times, he was so weak that he could barely walk without feeling...
  • OU research yields pancreatic cancer breakthrough

    09/13/2008 11:06:19 PM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies · 330+ views
    The Oklahoma Daily ^ | September 8, 2008 | Ellis Goodwin
    OKLAHOMA CITY Doctors at the OU Cancer Institute announced Friday that they have discovered a way to find cancer stem cells in tumors, destroy them and keep them from reoccurring. The team of researchers, led by Dr. Courtney Houchen, M.D. and Shrikant Anant, Ph.D., are using the Mushashi-1 protein, which only appears in adult stem cells, to develop a compound that can kill the stem cells and cancer cells, while leaving normal cells untouched. This is the first time doctors have been able to separate the cancer forming stem cells from normal cells. Houchen said they are going after...
  • Strep bacteria may treat pancreatic cancer

    04/21/2008 8:17:25 AM PDT · by null and void · 30 replies · 109+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Fri Apr 18, 3:46 PM ET | David Douglas
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In mice implanted with human pancreatic cancer tumors, injecting live Streptococcus bacteria, similar to those that cause strep throat, directly into the tumors caused the tumors to shrink and die, German scientists report. "The utilization of live bacteria," as a danger signal, Dr. Claudia Maletzki told Reuters Health, "obviously has great potential for activating the immune system." Given the poor prognosis of patients with advanced pancreatic cancer, "novel" interventions are "imperative," Maletzki and colleagues at the University of Rostock note. In culture experiments, the researchers established that streptococcal bacterium known as S. pyogenes could mediate...
  • Please Pray For My Mom - She Desperately Needs An Easter Miracle

    03/23/2008 6:23:11 PM PDT · by Impeach98 · 111 replies · 1,579+ views
    Vanity ^ | 3/23/08 | Jackie Loughman
    My mother, Connie Loughman, was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer in August 2007. As you may know (due to the media attention surrounding Patrick Swayze's diagnosis) Pancreatic Cancer has very high mortality rate since most patients are diagnosed at a late stage of the disease and there are few effective treatments. The courage and tenacity my mom has shown in this battle is more than even an adoring daughter like me could have ever hoped for. She has done all she can to fight this terrible disease but now it's my turn to show that same strength and determination and fight...
  • Study Gives Hope For Pancreatic Cancer Patients

    01/11/2008 7:45:39 AM PST · by GRANGER · 10 replies · 194+ views
    CBS4 Denver ^ | January 9, 2008 | Kathy Walsh
    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) ― There is new hope for patients diagnosed with inoperable pancreatic cancer. There's a new treatment being studied in Colorado and it has already cured one patient. Most patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer die from it, but a national clinical trial has left Richard Jordan, from Fort Collins, cancer free. Jordan has defied the odds. Just over a year ago, he was diagnosed with inoperable pancreatic cancer -- the tumor was choking a major blood vessel. "You usually don't last more than six months," Jordan said. Doctors at the University of Colorado Cancer Center offered some hope....

    11/27/2007 12:46:44 PM PST · by MarineMom613 · 124 replies · 222+ views
    MarineMom613 | ME
    Sorry for long title and caps. I am typing thru tears. My mom is dying of pancreatic cancer. She raised my son and I got thru to Red Cross & Hospice and they approved it. Military is denying it saying she is not loco parentis. On top of that nobody knows how to do the paper work. My son is her baby (30 Year Old Marine) and she is all she wants. Seems to be holding on for him. She just took a drastic turn for the worst yesterday. I need a congressman/senator anyone who I can call and try...
  • Link Found Between Periodontal Disease And Pancreatic Cancer

    01/17/2007 11:58:20 AM PST · by blam · 18 replies · 654+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 1-17-2007 | Harvard School Of Public Health
    Source: Harvard School of Public Health Date: January 17, 2007 Link Found Between Periodontal Disease And Pancreatic Cancer Science Daily Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the U.S.; more than 30,000 Americans are expected to die from the disease this year. It is an extremely difficult cancer to treat and little is known about what causes it. One established risk factor in pancreatic cancer is cigarette smoking; other links have been made to obesity, diabetes type 2 and insulin resistance. In a new study, researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and...
  • Vitamin D may cut pancreatic cancer risk by nearly half

    09/14/2006 7:10:47 PM PDT · by Coleus · 33 replies · 859+ views
    Eureka Alert ^ | 09.12.06 | Warren Froelich
    PHILADELPHIA -- Consumption of Vitamin D tablets was found to cut the risk of pancreatic cancer nearly in half, according to a study led by researchers at Northwestern and Harvard universities. The findings point to Vitamin D's potential to prevent the disease, and is one of the first known studies to use a large-scale epidemiological survey to examine the relationship between the nutrient and cancer of the pancreas. The study, led by Halcyon Skinner, Ph.D., of Northwestern, appears in the September issue of Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention. The study examined data from two large, long-term health surveys and found...
  • Pavarotti Recovering from Surgery for Pancreatic Cancer

    07/07/2006 9:22:01 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 20 replies · 404+ views
    Playbill ^ | July 7, 2006 | Vivien Schweitzer
    Excerpt - Luciano Pavarotti is recovering in New York after surgery for pancreatic cancer, Terri Robson, his London-based manager, announced today. The legendary 70-year-old tenor had been preparing to leave New York last week to perform in the U.K. when a routine medical test indicated he had a malignant pancreatic mass, which has been completely removed. "Pavarotti is recovering well and his physicians are encouraged by the physical and emotional resilience of their patient," Robson said in a statement. All remaining dates on his 2006 farewell tour have been cancelled, however. ~ snip ~
  • High vegetable Diet Linked To Protection Against Pancreatic Cancer

    09/19/2005 6:54:07 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 25 replies · 1,201+ views
    Science Daily ^ | Sept. 19, 2005 | "University of California San Francisco
    In one of the largest studies of its kind, UCSF researchers have found that eating lots of fruits and vegetables -- particularly vegetables -- is associated with about a 50 percent reduction in the risk of developing pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer is difficult to diagnose and remains largely untreatable. It kills about 30,000 people in the U.S. each year and has a five-year survival under four percent. The vegetables most strongly associated with increased protection were onions, garlic, beans, yellow vegetables (such as carrots, yams, sweet potatoes, corn and yellow squash), dark leafy vegetables and cruciferous vegetables. Light-green vegetables, tomatoes...