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IMAGING Management

Simple test for detecting invasive pancreatic cancer

2017 12 Dec

Johns Hopkins researchers have developed a new simple molecular test to detect chromosomal abnormalities — biomarkers known as telomere fusions — in pancreatic tumour specimens and cyst fluids. The detection of telomere fusions will help physicians determine which pancreatic lesions are likely to develop into cancer requiring surgical resection, according... Read more

IMAGING Management

Imaging Modalities in Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis

2017 10 May

A systematic review concludes that different imaging modalities, except for positron emission tomography (PET), have comparable sensitivity, specificity and diagnostic accuracy for the diagnosis of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. The findings are published in European Journal of Radiology.See Also: Benefit-Risk Assessment in Diagnostic Imaging Pancreatic... Read more

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Chemo, Radiation, Surgery Combo Boosts Survival For Pancreatic Cancer

2016 31 May

Tumours have grown around the pancreas to encompass critical blood vessels in about a third of all pancreatic cancer patients, with conventional wisdom suggesting that surgery to remove the tumours is rarely an option, and life expectancy is usually measured in months. Now, Mayo Clinic has teamed up oncologists, radiologists, gastrointestinal and... Read more

IMAGING Management

Pancreatic Cancer: MRI Protocol for High-Risk Patients

2015 09 Apr

A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-based screening programme for individuals at high risk of pancreatic cancer detected pancreatic lesions in 16 of 40 (40 percent) of patients, of whom five underwent surgery, according to a study published online in JAMA Surgery.“An MRI-based protocol for the surveillance of individuals at risk for developing pancreatic... Read more

IT Management

ePOSSOM Launches Educational Modules On Pancreatic Cancer

2014 08 Oct

Medical education is evolving and is no longer restricted to on-campus learning. With the use of modern technology, learners can now access educational material at any time and from anywhere in the world with internet access. The ecancer Post Graduate School of Surgery Surgical Oncology Modules (ePOSSOM) has recently launched a series of innovative... Read more

Executive Health Management

Pancreatic Cancer Vaccine Being Trialed in UK

2014 11 Mar

Together with researchers from around the UK, a team of oncologists from The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre has been conducting a project to develop a ground-breaking cancer vaccine that can be utilised alongside traditional treatment methods in order to fight pancreatic cancer.Pancreatic cancer is the fifth biggest cause of cancer related deaths, claiming... Read more