Recent Screening/Prevention Pancreatic Cancer News

Counsyl Announces Major Oncology Expansion to Advance Genetic Screening for Cancer Risk

(May 25, 2016)

Counsyl launches oncology business unit, an expanded test to assess risk for inherited forms of cancer, and tools to improve genetic screening rates across the healthcare system Counsyl, a DNA testing... Continue Reading

Protein Circulating in Blood Could Be Key to Early Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

(August 6, 2015)

Research suggests a promising new way to screen for and detect early pancreatic cancer. Certain proteins that circulate in the blood may help identify patients with this disease, for which there’s currently... Continue Reading

Aspirin Reduces Risk of Pancreatic Cancer

(July 1, 2014)

The results of a recent study suggest that regular aspirin use reduces the risk of pancreatic cancer by half.  Clinical studies have also found that regular aspirin use can reduce the risk for colon,... Continue Reading

Aspirin Continues to Look Promising for Cancer Prevention

(March 26, 2012)

A combined analysis of 51 randomized trials found that daily aspirin use reduces the risk of new cancer diagnoses as well as the risk of cancer death. These results were published in The Lancet. A growing... Continue Reading

Lynch Syndrome Also Linked with Breast and Pancreatic Cancer

(February 17, 2012)

A study of families with Lynch Syndrome has expanded the list of cancers related to the condition: carriers of a Lynch Syndrome gene mutation also appear to have an increased risk of breast cancer and... Continue Reading

Test Holds Promise for Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer

(January 24, 2012)

A test that detects a particular protein in the blood (PAM4) correctly identified roughly two-thirds of patients with early-stage pancreatic cancer. These results were presented at the 2012 Gastrointestinal... Continue Reading

Processed Meat Linked with Increased Risk of Pancreatic Cancer

(January 18, 2012)

Eating processed meat such as sausage or bacon appears to increase the risk of pancreatic cancer. These results were published in the British Journal of Cancer. Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest... Continue Reading

Stay on Top of Your Family History of Cancer

(July 15, 2011)

People who are at high risk of cancer as a result of their family history may be advised to undergo earlier or more intensive cancer screening. Because family history of cancer can change over time, it’s... Continue Reading

Fewer Lung Cancer Deaths Among Women

(April 11, 2011)

The lung cancer death rate among women appears to be declining for the first time in 40 years, according to an annual report published by multiple institutions. Findings from the report were recently released... Continue Reading

Aspirin May Decrease Pancreatic Cancer Risk

(April 7, 2011)

Aspirin—but not other types of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)—may reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer. These results were presented at the 102nd Annual Meeting of the American Association... Continue Reading

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