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Scientists have a mystery on their hands when it comes to pancreatic cancer trends. Trends are different among whites and blacks – but no one knows why.
The evidence is mounting that obesity plays a role in many chronic diseases, including cancer. In fact, some scientists suggest that obesity will become the leading preventable cause of cancer in the near future. But how does weight impact cancer survival?
In some cancers, doctors can have a hard time telling the difference between a cancerous tumor and a condition that's not cancer (benign). This is particularly true for pancreatic cancer. New research suggests there may be an easier and more effective way to tell.
Good news on the pancreatic cancer front has been slow for some time now. But the situation may have changed, as a new study suggests that a combination of two medications may improve the outlook for patients whose pancreatic cancer has spread.
Pancreatic cancer is one of the most difficult to treat cancers. It usually doesn’t give the patient any clues, so it’s generally found later — often when the cancer has spread beyond the pancreas. But results from a recent clinical trial may offer positive news.