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Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of all cancer deaths in the United States and the third leading cause of cancer deaths in individuals ages 40 to 60. Approximately 37,000 Americans are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer each year, and, each year, approximately the same number die from it. Often, pancreatic cancer is found too late for surgical intervention, and chemotherapy and radiation treatments have little effect.
Thalidomide - new treatment for cancer

Thalidomide - new treatment for cancer

Thalidomide may have a new lease of life as a cancer treatment

Thalidomide may have a new lease of life as a cancer treatment

Targeting the Hedgehog pathway could be used in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases

Targeting the Hedgehog pathway could be used in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases

Avastin available across Europe within the next few weeks

Avastin available across Europe within the next few weeks

Evaluation of BAY 43-9006 (Sorafenib) for pancreatic cancer

Evaluation of BAY 43-9006 (Sorafenib) for pancreatic cancer

Elevated glucose levels and diabetes associated with a greater risk for cancer

Elevated glucose levels and diabetes associated with a greater risk for cancer

Elevated blood sugar levels and diabetes are risk factors for developing several types of cancer and mortality

Elevated blood sugar levels and diabetes are risk factors for developing several types of cancer and mortality

Potential new therapies for cancer and bleeding disorders

Potential new therapies for cancer and bleeding disorders

Using precise, radioactively labeled genetic probes, researchers study cancer gene activity from outside the body

Using precise, radioactively labeled genetic probes, researchers study cancer gene activity from outside the body

Study clarifies BRCA1 and BRCA2 links with other cancers

Study clarifies BRCA1 and BRCA2 links with other cancers

Tobacco may trigger pancreatic cancer

Tobacco may trigger pancreatic cancer

New molecular tool to pinpoint DNA mutations among thousands of cells

New molecular tool to pinpoint DNA mutations among thousands of cells

New medication to prevent colon cancer

New medication to prevent colon cancer

People with diabetes mellitus have three to four times the risk of developing liver cancer

People with diabetes mellitus have three to four times the risk of developing liver cancer

Aspirin might well be considered the top utility player in the medicine cabinet

Aspirin might well be considered the top utility player in the medicine cabinet

Tarceva plus Gemcitabine improves survival compared to Gemcitabine alone

Tarceva plus Gemcitabine improves survival compared to Gemcitabine alone

Bladder-sparing treatment shows promise against cancer

Bladder-sparing treatment shows promise against cancer

Benefits of current therapeutic options for pancreatic cancer are eclipsed by their toxicity and inconvenience

Benefits of current therapeutic options for pancreatic cancer are eclipsed by their toxicity and inconvenience

Drug Tarceva improves survival chance for patients with advanced lung cancer

Drug Tarceva improves survival chance for patients with advanced lung cancer

Pipe smoking as dangerous as cigar smoking

Pipe smoking as dangerous as cigar smoking