This type of cancer: Pancreatic Cancer, can be Discussed in this Thread.
People suffering because of Pancreatic cancer may like to share how they cope to help others around the world who may be searching for answers.
The only things in history that are inevitable are those that have already happened. -- Unknown
New immunotherapy treatment could lead to better, cheaper results for pancreatic cancer
A new immunotherapy treatment has shown dramatic results in treating advanced pancreatic cancer, a deadly cancer that has seen little progress in treatment over the last 20 years. Ref. Source 9c.
What makes pancreatic cancer so aggressive?
Pancreatic cancer starts forming metastases early. The cancer itself, however, is usually only discovered late. This leads to a high patient mortality rate. Researchers have now discovered why pancreatic cancer and other malignant types of tumors can disseminate so rapidly. Ref. Source 3q.
Targeted treatment could prevent spread of pancreatic cancer, heart damage. A new targeted treatment could benefit patients with certain pancreatic tumors by preventing spread of the cancer and protecting their heart from damage -- a direct result of the tumor. Higher levels of serotonin among other tumor secretions can cause injury to the valves of the heart over time, leading to cardiac impairment -- a condition referred to as cardiac carcinoid disease -- in these patients. Source 9j.
Researchers discover a potential new therapeutic strategy for pancreatic cancer. In most pancreatic cancer patients, the diagnosis is made when the disease is already advanced, and there is no effective treatment at present. There have been no significant advances to combat it in recent decades and unfortunately, its occurrence is on the increase. Now, a group of researchers may have found a new form of attack. Source 7w.