Category Archives: Pancreatic Cancer

A New Method to Treat Chemotherapy-Induced Neuropathic Pain

If you are cancer patients and have to receive chemotherapy agents such as taxanes (paclitaxol- Taxol and docetaxel-Taxotere), vinca alkaloids (vinorelbine-Navelbine) and platinum compounds (cisplatin, carboplatin – Paraplatin and oxaliplatin – Eloxatin), it is likely that you might experience chemotherapy … Continue reading

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A New Agent That Might Change the Lives of Many Cancer Patients

This is not only good news for all prostate cancer patients, but is also good news for all cancer patients. The investigational radiopharmaceutical radium-223 chloride (Alpharadin) has recently been shown to improve survival in patients with advanced prostate cancer and … Continue reading

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FDA Approved Afinitor for a Type of Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved everolimus (Afinitor) to treat patients with advanced pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (pNETs).  pNETs is a rare, slow-growing form of pancreatic cancer.  In theUnited States, there are fewer than 1000 new pNET cases … Continue reading

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Dietary Folate Intake Decreased Risk of Cancers

Folate, also known as vitamin B9, is a water-soluble vitamin.  The name of folate is derived from the Latin word folium, which means leaf.  Folate is found naturally in green leafy vegetables, cereals, legumes and fruits, while folic acid is … Continue reading

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United States Was Ranked Seventh in Global Cancer Rates

According to the data published by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), the United States has the seventh highest cancer rate in the world, according to new data published by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR).  Of the … Continue reading

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How to Prevent Common Cancers?

The incidence and burden of cancer is huge.  Nearly 12.7 million of people are diagnosed of cancer every day and 7.6 million die from cancer.  The global cancer epidemic is set to continue rising, with the number of worldwide cancer … Continue reading

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Europe Approved Sutent for Rare Pancreatic Cancer

The European Commission has recently approved Sutent (sunitinib) as a medicine for treating patients with pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (NET).   The drug is now indicated to treat unresectable metastatic, well-differentiated pancreatic NET in adults with disease progression.  The approval was based … Continue reading

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Anorexia and Cachexia – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Prognosis and Latest Treatment

Anorexia in Cancer Cancer anorexia-cachexia syndrome (CACS) is an extremely common condition in cancer patients.  It is estimated that 50% of cancer patients suffered from anorexia.  The exact frequency of CACS varies according to the primary pathology (from 30% in … Continue reading

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It is Better for Cancer Patients to Die at Home

Cancer patients who die at home do so more peacefully and their caregivers also end up doing better emotionally, reported in the September 13th issue in the Journal of Clinical Oncology  Wright’s team studied 342 terminal cancer patients and their … Continue reading

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Everolimus (Affinitor) Improves Survival in Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors

Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors affect the hormone-producing tissues within the pancreas, and have an incidence rate, affecting only 2 to 4 people per million worldwide.   The incidence, however, is rising, and has quadrupled in the past 30 years, according to data … Continue reading

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