Screening/Prevention Pancreatic Cancer

Heavy Drinking Increases Pancreatic Cancer Risk (03-24-2011)

People who drink three or more alcoholic beverages per day have an increased risk of dying of pancreatic cancer. These results were published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. Worldwide, an estimated 3.5% of all cancer deaths are attributable... Continue Reading

Aspirin May Protect Against Several Cancer Types (01-4-2011)

Daily use of aspirin may reduce the risk of death from several common cancers, including lung, colorectal, and esophageal cancers. These findings were reported in The Lancet. Some studies have suggested that use of aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory... Continue Reading

High Circulating Vitamin D Levels Don’t Reduce Risk of Less Common Cancers (07-13-2010)

High levels of vitamin D in the bloodstream do not appear to reduce the risk of seven less common cancers: endometrial, esophageal, stomach, ovarian, pancreatic, kidney, and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. In fact, there was a suggestion that people with the... Continue Reading

High Circulating Vitamin D Levels Don’t Reduce Risk of Less Common Cancers (07-13-2010)

High levels of vitamin D in the bloodstream do not appear to reduce the risk of seven less common cancers: endometrial, esophageal, stomach, ovarian, pancreatic, kidney, and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. In fact, there was a suggestion that people with the... Continue Reading

Soda Consumption May Be Linked to Pancreatic Cancer (02-9-2010)

Individuals who consumed two or more sugary soft drinks per week experienced a statistically significant increased risk of pancreatic cancer when compared with individuals who did not consume soft drinks, according to the results of a study conducted... Continue Reading

Excess Body Weight Linked with More Than 100,000 New Cancer Diagnoses Each Year in U.S. (11-9-2009)

According to estimates from the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), excess body weight may be responsible for more than 100,000 new cancer diagnoses each year in the United States. Excess body weight is increasingly recognized as a risk factor... Continue Reading

November Is National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month (11-5-2009)

As the month of November brings pancreatic cancer into focus, it’s time to increase public understanding of the disease, including its prevalence, approaches to screening and prevention, treatment options, and resources that offer updated pancreatic... Continue Reading

Lynch Syndrome Increases Risk of Pancreatic Cancer (11-2-2009)

Lynch Syndrome, an inherited cause of colorectal cancer that also increases the risk of several other types of cancer, results in a risk of pancreatic cancer that is several times higher than the risk in the general population. These results were published... Continue Reading

Number of Obesity-related Cancers Is Growing (10-3-2009)

In 2008, excess body weight was responsible for over 124,000 new cancer diagnoses in Europe. These results were presented at a major European cancer conference. Obesity is increasingly being recognized as a risk factor not only for cancer development,... Continue Reading

Blood Type Gene Linked with Pancreatic Cancer Risk (08-6-2009)

Individuals with the gene variant that results in A, B, or AB blood types appear to have a higher risk of developing pancreatic cancer than individuals with the gene variant that results in blood type O. These results were published in Nature Genetics. Pancreatic... Continue Reading

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