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Excess body weight may up pancreatic cancer risk

Pancreatic cancer is relatively uncommon, accounting for just over three per cent of all new cancer cases. However, it is an extremely deadly type of cancer, with a five-year survival rate of just 8.5 per cent, researchers said.

Web search queries may help detect pancreatic cancer

In a study, patterns of search queries regarding symptoms were analysed to detect future diagnoses of pancreatic cancer.


Diabetes drug slows down growth of pancreatic cancer

Metformin — a commonly used generic medication for type 2 diabetes — decreases the inflammation and fibrosis characteristic of the most common form of pancreatic cancer, the researchers said.

Catch some sun to lower pancreatic cancer risk

Low levels of vitamin D could raise risk of pancreatic cancer as the rates of the disease are the highest in countries with the least amount of sunlight.

New 3-D culture system for pancreatic cancer developed

It provides a way for scientists to grow organoids from biopsy material, which is comparatively easy to obtain.

Bitter treatment: Papaya leaves can fight dengue,cancer

Till date,no medicine has been approved to treat the dengue virus.


Romesh Bhandari: Bureaucrat-turned-politician,he courted controversies over friends

Bhandari was reportedly suffering from pancreatic cancer and was under treatment.

Since Nov,Nobel-winning cancer therapy in quiet Indian trials

Fifty-six patients have so far been enrolled for the trials at eight centres across India

A sausage a day ups pancreatic cancer risk by 20 pct: study

Study says eating small amounts of processed meat increases the chance of developing this deadly illness.

Soon,vaccine that can shrink tumours by 80pc!

Vaccine has been developed to train the immune system to distinguish and kill cancer cells.