Screening/Prevention Pancreatic Cancer


Counsyl Announces Major Oncology Expansion to Advance Genetic Screening for Cancer Risk (May 25, 2016)

Counsyl launches oncology business unit, an expanded test to assess risk for inherited forms of cancer, and tools to improve genetic screening rates across the healthcare system Counsyl, a DNA testing... Continue Reading

Protein Circulating in Blood Could Be Key to Early Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer (August 6, 2015)

Research suggests a promising new way to screen for and detect early pancreatic cancer. Certain proteins that circulate in the blood may help identify patients with this disease, for which there’s currently... Continue Reading

National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month on CancerConnect (November 3, 2014)

As the month of November brings pancreatic cancer into focus, it’s time to increase public understanding of the disease, including its prevalence, approaches to screening and prevention, treatment options,... Continue Reading

Aspirin Reduces Risk of Pancreatic Cancer (July 1, 2014)

The results of a recent study suggest that regular aspirin use reduces the risk of pancreatic cancer by half.  Clinical studies have also found that regular aspirin use can reduce the risk for colon,... Continue Reading

Aspirin Continues to Look Promising for Cancer Prevention (March 26, 2012)

A combined analysis of 51 randomized trials found that daily aspirin use reduces the risk of new cancer diagnoses as well as the risk of cancer death. These results were published in The Lancet. A growing... Continue Reading

Lynch Syndrome Also Linked with Breast and Pancreatic Cancer (February 17, 2012)

A study of families with Lynch Syndrome has expanded the list of cancers related to the condition: carriers of a Lynch Syndrome gene mutation also appear to have an increased risk of breast cancer and... Continue Reading

Test Holds Promise for Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer (January 24, 2012)

A test that detects a particular protein in the blood (PAM4) correctly identified roughly two-thirds of patients with early-stage pancreatic cancer. These results were presented at the 2012 Gastrointestinal... Continue Reading

Processed Meat Linked with Increased Risk of Pancreatic Cancer (January 18, 2012)

Eating processed meat such as sausage or bacon appears to increase the risk of pancreatic cancer. These results were published in the British Journal of Cancer. Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest... Continue Reading

Stay on Top of Your Family History of Cancer (July 15, 2011)

People who are at high risk of cancer as a result of their family history may be advised to undergo earlier or more intensive cancer screening. Because family history of cancer can change over time, it’s... Continue Reading

Fewer Lung Cancer Deaths Among Women (April 11, 2011)

The lung cancer death rate among women appears to be declining for the first time in 40 years, according to an annual report published by multiple institutions. Findings from the report were recently released... Continue Reading

Aspirin May Decrease Pancreatic Cancer Risk (April 7, 2011)

Aspirin—but not other types of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)—may reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer. These results were presented at the 102nd Annual Meeting of the American Association... Continue Reading

Heavy Drinking Increases Pancreatic Cancer Risk (March 24, 2011)

People who drink three or more alcoholic beverages per day have an increased risk of dying of pancreatic cancer. These results were published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. Worldwide, an estimated... Continue Reading

Aspirin May Protect Against Several Cancer Types (January 4, 2011)

Daily use of aspirin may reduce the risk of death from several common cancers, including lung, colorectal, and esophageal cancers. These findings were reported in The Lancet. Some studies have suggested... Continue Reading

High Circulating Vitamin D Levels Don’t Reduce Risk of Less Common Cancers (July 13, 2010)

High levels of vitamin D in the bloodstream do not appear to reduce the risk of seven less common cancers: endometrial, esophageal, stomach, ovarian, pancreatic, kidney, and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. In... Continue Reading

Soda Consumption May Be Linked to Pancreatic Cancer (February 9, 2010)

Individuals who consumed two or more sugary soft drinks per week experienced a statistically significant increased risk of pancreatic cancer when compared with individuals who did not consume soft drinks,... Continue Reading

Excess Body Weight Linked with More Than 100,000 New Cancer Diagnoses Each Year in U.S. (November 9, 2009)

According to estimates from the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), excess body weight may be responsible for more than 100,000 new cancer diagnoses each year in the United States. Excess body... Continue Reading

November Is National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month (November 5, 2009)

As the month of November brings pancreatic cancer into focus, it’s time to increase public understanding of the disease, including its prevalence, approaches to screening and prevention, treatment options,... Continue Reading

Lynch Syndrome Increases Risk of Pancreatic Cancer (November 2, 2009)

Lynch Syndrome, an inherited cause of colorectal cancer that also increases the risk of several other types of cancer, results in a risk of pancreatic cancer that is several times higher than the risk... Continue Reading

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