Screening/Prevention Pancreatic Cancer


Obesity Increases Pancreatic Cancer Risks (June 25, 2009)

Overweight or obesity during early adulthood increases the risk of developing pancreatic cancer and is also linked with a younger age at diagnosis. Overweight or obesity later in life is linked with worse... Continue Reading

Alcohol Modestly Increases Risk of Pancreatic Cancer (March 5, 2009)

Alcohol Modestly Increases Risk of Pancreatic Cancer According to a combined analysis of 14 previous studies, individuals who consume more than about 2½ drinks per day are 22% more likely to develop pancreatic... Continue Reading

Being Overweight Associated with Increased Risk of Several Cancers (February 19, 2008)

Being Overweight Associated with Increased Risk of Several Cancers Excess bodyweight increases the risk of developing several types of cancer, according to results recently published in The Lancet. It... Continue Reading

Flavonols May Reduce Risk of Pancreatic Cancer in Smokers (October 11, 2007)

Flavonols May Reduce Risk of Pancreatic Cancer in Smokers According to the results of a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, higher dietary intake of flavonols (compounds found in many... Continue Reading

Optical Markers Offer Promise for Earlier Detection of Pancreatic Cancer (August 28, 2007)

Optical Markers Offer Promise for Earlier Detection of Pancreatic Cancer According to the results of a study published in Clinical Cancer Research, evaluation of how light scatters off of tissue adjacent... Continue Reading

Snus Increases Risk of Pancreatic Cancer (June 21, 2007)

Snus Increases Risk of Pancreatic Cancer According to an article recently published in The Lancet, Scandinavian moist snuff (snus) increases the risk of developing pancreatic cancer. However, it has not... Continue Reading

miRNA Expression Can Help Diagnose Pancreatic Cancer (May 2, 2007)

miRNA Expression Can Help Diagnose Pancreatic Cancer According to an article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, microRNA (miRNA) expression patterns can help to distinguish between... Continue Reading

Flavonols May Reduce Risk of Pancreatic Cancer (April 25, 2007)

Flavonols May Reduce Risk of Pancreatic Cancer According to the results of a study presented at the 2007 annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), higher intake of flavonols... Continue Reading

Type I Diabetes Associated with Increased Risk of Pancreatic Cancer (March 6, 2007)

Type I Diabetes Associated with Increased Risk of Pancreatic Cancer According to an article recently published in the British Journal of Cancer, patients with type I diabetes are at an increased risk of... Continue Reading

Poor Oral Health Poses Increased Risk of Developing Pancreatic Cancer (January 17, 2007)

Poor Oral Health Poses Increased Risk of Developing Pancreatic Cancer According to an article recently published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, men with poor oral health have a significantly... Continue Reading

Vitamin D May Reduce the Risk of Pancreatic Cancer (September 20, 2006)

Vitamin D May Reduce the Risk of Pancreatic Cancer According to the combined results of two large studies, individuals with the highest intake of vitamin D have a reduced risk of developing pancreatic... Continue Reading

Recent-onset Diabetes Linked with Pancreatic Cancer (September 14, 2006)

Recent-onset Diabetes Linked with Pancreatic Cancer According to the results of a study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, recent-onset diabetes may be a complication... Continue Reading

Increased Dietary Folate Decreases Risk of Pancreatic Cancer (March 15, 2006)

Increased Dietary Folate Decreases Risk of Pancreatic Cancer According to results recently published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, increased folate intake from food is associated with... Continue Reading

High Serum Insulin and Insulin Resistance Increase Pancreatic Cancer Risk (December 16, 2005)

High Serum Insulin and Insulin Resistance Increase Pancreatic Cancer Risk In a study of male smokers, those with the highest serum insulin levels, insulin resistance, or diabetes were more likely than... Continue Reading

Gene Expression Profiling Helps Distinguish Between Pancreatic Cancer and Benign Conditions (November 30, 2005)

Gene Expression Profiling Helps Distinguish Between Pancreatic Cancer and Benign Conditions According to a recent article published in Clinical Cancer Research, gene expression profiling may help distinguish... Continue Reading

Further Data Associating Being Overweight with Increased Risk of Pancreatic Cancer (November 18, 2005)

Further Data Associating Being Overweight with Increased Risk of Pancreatic Cancer According to an article recently published in Cancer Causes and Control, further data indicates that men who are overweight... Continue Reading

Endoscopic Ultrasound Accurately Rules Out Pancreatic Cancer (October 19, 2005)

Endoscopic Ultrasound Accurately Rules Out Pancreatic Cancer According to a study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, patients who are suspected of having pancreatic cancer, but who... Continue Reading

Processed Meat Associated with Increased Incidence of Pancreatic Cancer (October 6, 2005)

Processed Meat Associated with Increased Incidence of Pancreatic Cancer According to a recent article published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, greater intake of processed and red meats... Continue Reading

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