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  • John Hurt Dead at 77

    01/27/2017 6:32:19 PM PST · by Monty22002 · 63 replies
    Page Six ^ | 1/27/2017
    Award winning actor John Hurt reportedly died on Friday after a battle with cancer. The 77-year-old actor, who starred in films such as “Harry Potter” and “The Elephant Man,” passed away after suffering from pancreatic cancer, according to London’s Mirror newspaper. Hurt contemplated his demise during an interview he did in 2015 while fighting the disease
  • 'Me and Mrs. Jones' singer Billy Paul dead at age 80

    04/24/2016 6:49:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 24, 2016 9:32 PM EDT
    Billy Paul, the soul singer best known for the No. 1 hit ballad “Me and Mrs. Jones,” has died. Paul’s co-manager, Beverly Gay, told The Associated Press that Paul died Sunday at his home in Blackwood, New Jersey. Gay says Paul was 80 and had been diagnosed recently with pancreatic cancer. …
  • 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 CIA’s 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
    http://www.cleveland.com (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, Phys.org ^ | 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 that’s 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 cases—including 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
    CINCINNATI—A 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...