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Gene identified that lays foundation for pancreatic cancer

Gene identified that lays foundation for pancreatic cancer | Pancreatic cancer | Scoop.it
Researchers have identified a gene that affects the structure of pancreatic cells, laying the groundwork for pancreatic cancer to develop.
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Blood test may help to diagnose pancreatic cancer

Blood test may help to diagnose pancreatic cancer | Pancreatic cancer | Scoop.it
Indiana University cancer researchers have found that a simple blood test might help diagnose pancreatic cancer, one of the most deadly forms of the disease.
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Direct link between obesity and pancreatic cancer

Direct link between obesity and pancreatic cancer | Pancreatic cancer | Scoop.it
Treatment options for pancreatic cancer are limited, so scientists are investigating preventative measures. This study shows a direct link between obesity and pancreatic cancer.
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Using The Common Cold To Kill Cancer | Inside Science

New cancer treatment using a common cold virus gives hope.
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Endoscope with oxygen sensor detects pancreatic cancer

Endoscope with oxygen sensor detects pancreatic cancer | Pancreatic cancer | Scoop.it
An optical blood oxygen sensor attached to an endoscope is able to identify pancreatic cancer in patients via a simple lendoscopic procedure, according to researchers. The study shows that the device, which acts like the well-known clothespin-type finger clip used to measure blood oxygen in patients, has a sensitivity of 92 percent and a specificity of 86 percent.
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7 Essentials for Healing and Preventing Cancer – From A Breast Cancer Survivor

In part one of three, Dr. V?ronique Desaulniers discusses the first four of what she calls the seven essentials for healing and preventing cancer. Find out w...


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Graham Player Ph.D.'s curator insight, July 11, 2014 12:36 AM

These essential guidelines are from Dr. Veronique Desaulniers, who chose to heal her own breast cancer with evidence-based Natural Medicine and without the use of any toxic therapies.

1. Let food be your medicine – food contains many powerful nutrients, and is a true prescription for health.

2. Reduce toxic exposure - make conscious decisions about what you put into your immediate environment. Reduce chemicals in the home. Use less toxic products in your home and on your body.

3. Balance energy - we are energetic beings, affected by sleep, hormones and stress.

4. Heal emotional wounds – it is usually some form of trauma or emotional event that triggers the diagnosis of cancer. Our immune system is linked to our emotional center. Learn to be happy and to think happy thoughts. Look at cancer as a message of love – a communication from your body – a signal to look at your life and emotions, and to make things better in your life.

5. Embrace biological dentistry - understand the connection between dentistry and the body. Metal fillings are toxic. Root canals are essentially dead teeth that the body is trying to reject.

6. Repair the body with therapeutic plants – there are hundreds of different foods and herbs that can build the immune system and help kill cancer cells.

7. Adopt very early detection - many of the mainstream tests detect cancer too late. Thermography can detect inflammation and increased blood flow, which may be a precursor to cancer development. The HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) test can detect hormones that cancer cells produce. The TK1 enzyme test can indicate rapid cell division by detecting high levels of DNA replication in cancer cells.

There are three short videos in which Dr. V describes her seven guidelines. Here are the links:
http://youtu.be/eq2R6ueW97g
http://youtu.be/PyBDMFuVaEw
http://youtu.be/2RiSnwxcp9o

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Green tea could reduce pancreatic cancer risk: Study explains how

Green tea could reduce pancreatic cancer risk: Study explains how | Pancreatic cancer | Scoop.it
A new study explains how green tea changed the metabolism of pancreatic cancer cells, opening a new area in cancer-fighting research. Green tea and its extracts have been widely touted as potential treatments for cancer, as well as several other diseases. But scientists have struggled to explain how the green tea and its extracts may work to reduce the risk of cancer or to slow the growth of cancer cells.
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I'm glad this study was done specifically for pancreatic cancer. It goes to show that there  is a lot to do to keep oneself healthy before any major illness develops.

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The Compound in the Mediterranean Diet that Makes Cancer Cells ‘Mortal’

The Compound in the Mediterranean Diet that Makes Cancer Cells ‘Mortal’ | Pancreatic cancer | Scoop.it

New research suggests that a compound abundant in the Mediterranean diet takes away cancer cells’ “superpower” to escape death.

By altering a very specific step in gene regulation, this compound essentially re-educates cancer cells into normal cells that die as scheduled.

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There is so much research out there that suggests that cancer cells respond to compounds found in food. Aigenin just happens to be one of those compounds. Others include triptolide, resveratrol and EGCG.

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Microfluidic Technology Reveals Potential Biomarker for Early Pancreatic Cancer

Microfluidic Technology Reveals Potential Biomarker for Early Pancreatic Cancer | Pancreatic cancer | Scoop.it
Study suggests that the detection of pancreas cells in the blood may be an early sign of cancer.
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Polyphenolic Compounds Inhibit Pancreatic Cancer - Available technology for licensing from UCLA

Researchers at UCLA have identified a novel approach for the treatment of pancreatic cancer by down-regulating cellular survival factors while concomitantly inducing apoptosis (cell death). The simultaneous administration of plant-derived polyphenolic compounds with inhibitors of reactive oxygen species (ROS) was found to act synergistically to inhibit pancreatic cancer growth and tumor metastasis. Interestingly, one particular polyphenol, rottlerin, exhibited increased potency without the need for ROS-inhibitors. In vivo studies in mice using polyphenols revealed that pancreatic cancer cells selectively underwent apoptosis while non-diseased tissue was unaffected. Experimental evidence has revealed NF-kB, PI 3-kinase and ROS-generators as cell survival targets that are attenuated in this approach. In contrast, the mitochondrial permeability transition pore and caspases have been identified as molecular targets that are responsible for triggering apoptosis. This discovery can potentially be used for the treatment of other cancers, as well as for sensitizing refractory tumors to chemotherapeutic and/or radiation therapies.
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New method can diagnose a feared form of cancer

New method can diagnose a feared form of cancer | Pancreatic cancer | Scoop.it
Pancreatic cancer is often detected at a late stage, which results in poor prognosis and limited treatment options. Researchers at The Sahlgrenska Academy have now developed a method which identifies the cancer's visible precursors with 97% certainty. The method, which is expected to aid in the early ...
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Swedish test may boost pancreatic cancer survival rates

Swedish test may boost pancreatic cancer survival rates | Pancreatic cancer | Scoop.it
Swedish researchers have developed a new method for diagnosing pancreatic cancer at a much earlier stage than currently possible, the University of Gothenburg said Tuesday.
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Study details a link between inflammation and cancer

Study details a link between inflammation and cancer | Pancreatic cancer | Scoop.it
Timing of inflammation determines whether potentially cancerous mutations may arise.
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Symptoms

Symptoms | Pancreatic cancer | Scoop.it
common and classic pancreatic cancer symptoms, Painless jaundice, weight loss, abdominal pain, upper abdominal pain, back pain, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting, pain when eating
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Americans Don't Know What Causes Cancer - US News

Americans Don't Know What Causes Cancer - US News | Pancreatic cancer | Scoop.it
Another study marking World Cancer Day shows risk factors for cancer can be lowered.
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Long-term use of aspirin may reduce risk for pancreatic cancer

Long-term use of aspirin may reduce risk for pancreatic cancer | Pancreatic cancer | Scoop.it
Continual use of low-dose or regular-dose aspirin may cut a person’s risk of developing pancreatic cancer in half, a Yale School of Public Health and Yale Cancer Center study has found. Further, the d
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By reducing inflammation, the risk of pancreatic cancer is diminished.

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Potential pancreatic cancer biomarker could lead to earlier diagnosis and more effective treatment

Potential pancreatic cancer biomarker could lead to earlier diagnosis and more effective treatment | Pancreatic cancer | Scoop.it
A study from the University of California, San Diego has identified a potential pancreatic cancer biomarker that could be used for early detection of the disease
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New tiny microscope helps find cancer early

New tiny microscope helps find cancer early | Pancreatic cancer | Scoop.it
The world's smallest microscope is helping doctors at Bon Secours St. Mary's find certain cancers faster.
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This device may help in diagnosing and eliminating pancreatic cancer cells faster!

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“Achilles Heel” of Pancreatic Cancer Identified | Georgetown University Medical Center

A research team at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center reports that inhibiting a single protein completely shuts down growth of pancreatic cancer, a highly lethal disease with no effective therapy.

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Drug From Chinese ‘Thunder God Vine’ Slays Tumors in Mice

Drug From Chinese ‘Thunder God Vine’ Slays Tumors in Mice | Pancreatic cancer | Scoop.it
A drug made from a plant known as “thunder god vine,” or lei gong teng, that has been used in traditional Chinese medicine, wiped out pancreatic tumors in mice, researchers said, and may soon be tested in humans.
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Possible Origins Of Pancreatic Cancer Revealed

Possible Origins Of Pancreatic Cancer Revealed | Pancreatic cancer | Scoop.it
Cancer biologists have identified a subpopulation of cells that can give rise to pancreatic cancer. They also found that tumors can form in other, more mature pancreatic cell types, but only when they are injured or inflamed, suggesting that pancreatic cancer can arise from different types of cells depending on the circumstances.
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Cancers | Free Full-Text | Hypoxia Induced Tumor Metabolic Switch Contributes to Pancreatic Cancer Aggressiveness

Cancers | Free Full-Text | Hypoxia Induced Tumor Metabolic Switch Contributes to Pancreatic Cancer Aggressiveness | Pancreatic cancer | Scoop.it
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma remains one of the most lethal of all solid tumors with an overall five-year survival rate of only 3–5%. Its aggressive biology and resistance to conventional and targeted therapeutic agents lead to a typical clinical presentation of incurable disease once diagnosed. The disease is characterized by the presence of a dense stroma of fibroblasts and inflammatory cells, termed desmoplasia, which limits the oxygen diffusion in the organ, creating a strong hypoxic environment within the tumor. In this review, we argue that hypoxia is responsible for the highly aggressive and metastatic characteristics of this tumor and drives pancreatic cancer cells to oncogenic and metabolic changes facilitating their proliferation. However, the molecular changes leading to metabolic adaptations of pancreatic cancer cells remain unclear. Cachexia is a hallmark of this disease and illustrates that this cancer is a real metabolic disease. Hence, this tumor must harbor metabolic pathways which are probably tied in a complex inter-organ dialog during the development of this cancer. Such a hypothesis would better explain how under fuel source limitation, pancreatic cancer cells are maintained, show a growth advantage, and develop metastasis.
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UCSF Scientists Discover Link Between Inflammation and Pancreatic Cancer | ucsf.edu

UCSF Scientists Discover Link Between Inflammation and Pancreatic Cancer | ucsf.edu | Pancreatic cancer | Scoop.it
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Researchers find potential new treatment approach for pancreatic cancer

Researchers find potential new treatment approach for pancreatic cancer | Pancreatic cancer | Scoop.it
Scientists believe they have discovered a new way to make chemotherapy treatment more effective for pancreatic cancer patients. Pancreatic cancer is an aggressive cancer with poor prognosis and limited treatment options and is highly resistant to chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
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