Pancreatic CancerInfo Center

Cigars Not a Safe Cigarette Alternative

There’s a common notion that cigars may be safer to smoke than cigarettes because they are often not inhaled. New evidence, however, suggests that cigar smoking may pose some serious health threats.

Cancer Survival Gains Not the Same for All Groups

Cancer patients are winning the battle against the disease like never before, but age and race may play a role in determining survival odds.

Biopsy Myth Busted

Sometimes a biopsy is just a biopsy. This cancer screening procedure didn't spread cancer cells in patients, despite a myth that it might.

Cancer Screening May Benefit Diabetes Patients

Diabetes patients may need to take extra precautions to lower their risk for cancer or catch it early.

Some Cases of Pancreatic Cancer May Be Genetic

Parents may pass on more than eye and hair color to their children. New research suggests children may be more likely to develop pancreatic cancer if a parent had it.

Low-Dose Aspirin May Cut Pancreatic Cancer Risk

Low-dose aspirin, commonly used to prevent heart attack and stroke, may have another use: protecting against one of the deadliest cancers.

Another Risk Factor for Pancreatic Cancer

Cigarette smoking and diabetes are associated with a higher risk of pancreatic cancer. Now another risk factor for this cancer has been confirmed.

Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer: New Method Shows Promise

Pancreatic cancer is one of the most deadly forms of cancer. The disease has been particularly hard to detect early enough for doctors to make much of a difference. But that could change, according to new research.

Diabetes May Double Risk for Pancreatic Cancer

Studies have shown diabetes to be linked to pancreatic cancer. Those newly diagnosed with diabetes may be at greatest risk, suggesting that these patients may benefit from a cancer screening.

CT May Predict Response to Chemo for Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is notoriously difficult to treat. Now doctors may be able to help pancreatic cancer patients better by more precisely targeting their medication therapy.