New study identifies gene critical to pancreatic cancer cell growth
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  August 17, 2017  
  Endocrinology  
  The latest endocrinology news from News Medical  
 New study identifies gene critical to pancreatic cancer cell growthNew study identifies gene critical to pancreatic cancer cell growth
 
Pancreatic cancer is a particularly deadly form of disease, and patients have few options for effective treatment.
 
 
 Research suggests novel approach to treating deadly pancreatic cancerResearch suggests novel approach to treating deadly pancreatic cancer
 
Pancreatic cancer is now the third leading cause of cancer mortality. Its incidence is increasing in parallel with the population increase in obesity, and its five-year survival rate still hovers at just 8 to 9 percent.
 
   Study reveals strong prognostic indicators of survival in resected pancreatic cancerStudy reveals strong prognostic indicators of survival in resected pancreatic cancer
 
A new study of patients who underwent curative surgical removal of a pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma showed that two of the nine preoperative factors analyzed were strongly predictive of poor prognosis regardless of the tumor stage.
 
   Researchers develop new test to measure volume and activity of insulin-making cellsResearchers develop new test to measure volume and activity of insulin-making cells
 
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have developed a new measurement for the volume and activity of beta cells, the source of the sugar-regulating hormone insulin.
 
   Space under the skin may be optimal location to treat type 1 diabetesSpace under the skin may be optimal location to treat type 1 diabetes
 
A group of U of T researchers have demonstrated that the space under our skin might be an optimal location to treat type 1 diabetes (T1D).
 
 Poor sleep in children linked to development of diabetes later in life
 
Poor sleep in children linked to development of diabetes later in lifeA latest UK study has found that deficiency of adequate sleep in children could be linked to their risk of developing diabetes later in life. The study notes that every extra hour of sleep a child gets per night is associated with a lower body weight and increased lean muscle mass and less blood sugar. The study is published this week in the journal Pediatrics.
 
 
 Pseudomyxoma Peritonei Diagnosis
 
Pseudomyxoma Peritonei DiagnosisPseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) is difficult to diagnose. For diagnosing PMP as well as verifying the development of the disease, several tests are available. PMP can often be found during treatment of or operation performed for other medical problems.
 
 
 Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE) Diagnosis
 
Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE) DiagnosisSlipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE) is a condition with symptoms that vary in severity. Both stable and unstable SCFE are heralded by nonspecific pain in the groin and hip, or, more confusingly, in the knee or thigh, for as much as several weeks prior to the actual slippage. Early diagnosis is important in order to improve the outcome.