Pancreatic Cancer

Sean Parker institute to lead immunotherapy trial for pancreatic cancer

The Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, the San Francisco nonprofit created in 2016 with $250 million from the billionaire former Facebook executive who helped build Napster, will sponsor its first clinical trial — an immunotherapy treatment for late-stage pancreatic cancer, the group plans …

Cancer

What was once considered cell waste could now treat pancreatic cancer

Cell Waste?<p>Exosomes, which are microscopic sacs, were initially thought to be simply cell waste, but scientists began to theorize they may play a …

Cancer

Bacteria in tumors can thwart chemotherapy, Israeli researchers say

Bacteria in cancerous growths may impair the effectiveness of chemotherapy given to patients with pancreatic cancer, according to a...<p>Want to enjoy …

Cancer

How Bacteria Could Protect Tumors From Anticancer Drugs

The success of a treatment might depend on a person’s microbes.<p>Cancers have unwitting allies: the healthy cells that surround them. Several groups of scientists have now found that normal cells can inadvertently release substances that shield their malignant neighbors from anticancer drugs. That …

Biology

3 Things In Biotech You Should Learn Today: September 13, 2017

Bristol-Myers nails down which of its drugs is best in melanoma<p>Celgene makes its cases in non-metastatic pancreatic cancer<p>Curis gives a peek into its …

Cancer

A Pill Might Control Pancreatic Cancer, Even If It Doesn't Cure It

A new type of cancer medication, called PARP inhibitors, is gaining traction in clinical practice. Already the FDA has approved several drugs in this class: Lynparza (olaparib, AstraZeneca), Rubraca (rucaparib, Clovis), and Zejula (niraparib, Tesaro). So far, these pills are approved only for women …

Cancer

Rexahn Pharma updates on pipeline candidates Supinoxin and RX-3117; shares ahead 6%

Thinly traded nano cap Rexahn Pharmaceuticals (RNN +5.7%) jumps out the gate this morning after the company announced updated data on pipeline …

Business

Stage IV Cancer Patient to Race Ironman in Hawaii

Mike Levine, 68, looks like a finely tuned athlete riding through his Carlsbad neighborhood, but a few months ago, he barely had enough strength to …

Cancer

3 Things In Biotech You Should Learn Today: September 8, 2017

Merck and Eisai ratchet up the enrollment in a chemo-immunotherapy breast cancer trial.<p>NovoCure might just have something in pancreatic cancer, …

Cancer

When Anxiety Is A Sign Of Something More Serious | Women's Health

1/5 Photograph courtesy of Art4Stock/Getty Images<p>Overactive thyroid<p>When a patient with no history of anxiety issues starts complaining of feeling anxious, "hyperthyroidism is one of the first things I'd rule out," says Moore. A condition in which the thyroid gland makes excessive amounts of thyroid …

Health

NewLink Genetics Data Catches Wall Street By Surprise

Shares fell by as much as 65% since I stated that the best was yet to come in April.<p>Updated data from the combination of indoximod and pembrolizumab …

Business

Zinc transporter key to fighting pancreatic cancer and more

When trace elements rise to toxic levels, bad things happen.<p>Patients suffering from Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease harbor significantly higher …

Biology

DNA and protein 'liquid biopsy' for early pancreatic cancer better than either alone

Scientists say they have developed a blood test that spots tumor-specific DNA and protein biomarkers for early-stage pancreatic cancer.

Cancer

To screen for pancreatic cancer, take a selfie

A new app could let people easily screen themselves for pancreatic cancer and other diseases, all by snapping a selfie with their …

Cancer

Selfie app could help users find signs of pancreatic cancer

TESTING for one of the world’s most deadly cancers could be as simple as snapping a selfie following the development of a game-changing new …

Cancer

And Then There Was One: NewLink Genetics Refocuses Efforts On Indoximod, Its Remaining, Undervalued Late-Stage Asset

NewLink has evolved into a primarily single asset company and refocused itself to advance its late stage immune-oncology asset, indoximod, in …

Cancer

A New App Can Diagnose Pancreatic Cancer With A Selfie

Cancer is a complex set of diseases, but of the many cancers, none is more deadly, more quickly, than pancreatic cancer. This is, in part, because pancreatic cancer is incredibly hard to diagnose. Early in its formation, there simply aren’t any symptoms for doctors to notice. Except one, and you …

Cancer

Selfie app 'spots early signs of pancreatic cancer'

A team of medical clinicians and computer scientists have teamed up to create an app designed to spot early signs of pancreatic cancer.<p>The disease, which killed Apple's co-founder Steve Jobs, is one of the hardest types of cancer to treat, but detecting and treating it early can make a big …

Technology

New app detects pancreatic cancer in the early stages

Pancreatic cancer is one of the most deadly cancers. It has a five-year survival of just 3%, and a ten-year survival of less than 1%. The prime …

Cancer

Smartphone App May Help Detect Pancreatic Cancer Early

When the late Patrick Swayze was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2008, he was given just a few months to live. His wife Lisa Swayze says he …

Health

Eye Scans to Detect Cancer and Alzheimer’s Disease

It is said that eyes are the window to the soul. Well, what about the window to our health?<p>We recently reported on two AI systems trained to detect …

Alzheimer's Disease

HealthWatch: Cancer-Detecting App; First-Time Dads Getting Older

BOSTON (CBS) — Pancreatic cancer usually has a poor prognosis, often because it’s caught too late, but could your smartphone one day give you an …

Boston

How selfies could soon be used to diagnose cancer

A selfie could soon save your life<p>We all love a selfie. With the right make up, outfit and flattering Instagram filter (thank you Valencia) we can feel pretty darn great about ourselves.<p>But researchers at the University of Washington claim they have developed an app that could diagnose pancreatic …

Cancer

Your selfies may help detect pancreatic cancer

Scientists have developed an app that allows people to easily screen for pancreatic cancer and other diseases by just clicking a selfie. One of the …

Technology (India)

Snap a Selfie to Detect Pancreatic Cancer

A 3D-printed box helps control lighting conditions to detect signs of jaundice in a person’s eye (via Dennis Wise/University of Washington)<p>Smile, …

Geek

Detecting Dire Diseases – with a Selfie?

They say the eyes are the windows to the soul. But with a new smartphone app, the eyes may be a diagnostic window into the body that might be used to …

Medicine

A Smartphone App and a 3D Printed Box Show Promise in Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer

We live in a culture that’s obsessed with selfies, and many may debate whether that’s a good thing or not, but in the future, selfies may actually …

Cancer

How to recognize and treat pancreatic cancer

This year, thousands of people will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. While it might not be the most common cancer out there, it is one of the most deadly, and cancer patients will need courage and a sound medical team to help them through it.<p>Thankfully, experts are still committed to furthering …

Cancer

Selfies can now diagnose cancer

This selfie could save your life.<p>Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a smartphone app that could diagnose pancreatic cancer by …

Lifestyle

Mobile app can screen for pancreatic cancer when users snap a quick selfie

Why it matters to you<p>The University of Washington's new mobile app can screen for one of the deadliest forms of cancer in a non-invasive way.<p>There …

University of Washington