FDA Orphan Drug Designation for AML and Pancreatic Cancer Treatment Possibly More Effective Than Chemotherapy

The FDA has just provided AB001 the Orphan Drug designation for both acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and pancreatic cancer. This small molecule was developed by Vopec Pharmaceuticals and Agastiya Biotech.…

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The PanCAN PurpleStride Walk in Detroit Demonstrates the Resolve of Pancreatic Cancer Patients

In Detroit, activists recently came together to raise money for pancreatic cancer research through a walk called “The PanCAN PurpleStride walk.” Each year about 62,000 people are newly diagnosed with pancreatic…

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Tokyo University Researchers Develop a Hydrogel to Prevent Complications in Post Operative Pancreatic Surgery

The Tokyo University of Science recently published a report stating that its team of scientists was successful in developing a polymer-based-hydrogel, a welcomed improvement to the complicated formulations currently in…

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The Weather Can Change in an Hour, But a Terminal Cancer Diagnosis Changes Your Life In Minutes

The symptoms of terminal pancreatic cancer are subtle. The disease is usually not diagnosed until it has substantially progressed, leaving a dismal five-year overall survival of five to ten percent.…

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Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center Receives $2.5M Grant for Organoid Research
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Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center Receives $2.5M Grant for Organoid Research

  Recently, the National Cancer Institute provided a $2.5M grant to support specialized medical research being performed at the Wake Forest Organoid Research Center (WFORCE). According to the press release,…

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Experimental Treatment Could be Useful in Numerous Rare and Deadly Cancers
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Experimental Treatment Could be Useful in Numerous Rare and Deadly Cancers

While novel treatments have been rapidly emerging onto the drug scene, new treatment options for pancreatic cancer have fallen behind. But now, according to OncLive’s interview with Dr. P.A. Philip,…

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A Surgery To Treat Obesity Found to Significantly Lower Risk of Pancreatic Cancer
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A Surgery To Treat Obesity Found to Significantly Lower Risk of Pancreatic Cancer

According to EMJ, findings from an analysis spanning 20 years has found that weight loss surgery used to address obesity also significantly lowers a person's risk of developing pancreatic cancer.…

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