Screening/Prevention Pancreatic Cancer

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

Number of Obesity-related Cancers Is Growing (September 24, 2009)

In 2008, excess body weight was responsible for over 124,000 new cancer diagnoses in Europe. These results were presented at a major European cancer conference. Obesity is increasingly being recognized... Continue Reading

Blood Type Gene Linked with Pancreatic Cancer Risk (August 5, 2009)

Individuals with the gene variant that results in A, B, or AB blood types appear to have a higher risk of developing pancreatic cancer than individuals with the gene variant that results in blood type... Continue Reading

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

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