Items Tagged ‘Screening/Prevention Pancreatic Cancer’

May 25th, 2016

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

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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 and genetic counseling service, today announced its expansion into the oncology market, with a focus on advancing cancer risk screening and helping cancer prevention efforts. Counsyl’s […]

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Tags: asco, ASCO16, ASCO2016, BRCAtesting, breast, Breast Cancer, breastcancerawareness, colon, Colon Cancer, DNAtesting, genetic testing, inherited cancer screen


August 6th, 2015

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

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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 no reliable screening. These findings were published in the journal Nature. Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest forms of cancer. Each year, […]

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Tags: cancer screening, genomic testing, News, Pancreatic Cancer, pancreatic screening, Screening/Prevention Pancreatic Cancer


July 1st, 2014

Aspirin Reduces Risk of Pancreatic Cancer

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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, esophageal, lung and prostate cancers, as well as lessen the risk of heart attack and stroke risk, the main reason many […]

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Tags: aspirin, News, Pancreatic Cancer, Screening/Prevention Pancreatic Cancer


March 26th, 2012

Aspirin Continues to Look Promising for Cancer Prevention

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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 body of evidence suggests that aspirin may reduce the risk of several types of cancer, with particularly strong evidence […]

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Tags: Anal Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Colon Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, General Bone Cancer, General Brain Cancer, General Head and Neck Cancer


February 17th, 2012

Lynch Syndrome Also Linked with Breast and Pancreatic Cancer

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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 pancreatic cancer. These results were published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Lynch Syndrome, also known as hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal […]

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Tags: Bladder Cancer, Breast Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gastric Cancer, General Renal Cancer, General Retinoblastoma, HBOC, News, Ovarian Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Renal Cancer


January 24th, 2012

Test Holds Promise for Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer

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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 Cancers Symposium. Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest forms of cancer. Each year, close to 44,000 people are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the United […]

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Tags: News, Pancreatic Cancer, Screening/Prevention Pancreatic Cancer


January 18th, 2012

Processed Meat Linked with Increased Risk of Pancreatic Cancer

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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 forms of cancer. Each year, close to 44,000 people are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the United States and more than 37,000 […]

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Tags: News, Pancreatic Cancer, Screening/Prevention Pancreatic Cancer


July 15th, 2011

Stay on Top of Your Family History of Cancer

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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 important to update this information periodically with your healthcare provider. This was the conclusion of a study published in […]

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Tags: All Cancer Types, Anal Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Colon Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors, General Bone Cancer


April 11th, 2011

Fewer Lung Cancer Deaths Among Women

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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 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. A report on the status of cancer is published each year by the […]

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Tags: Anal Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Colon Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors, Head and Neck Cancer, HIV Related Cancers


April 7th, 2011

Aspirin May Decrease Pancreatic Cancer Risk

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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 for Cancer Research (AACR). Some studies have suggested that regular aspirin use may reduce the risk of certain types of cancer. To explore the relationship between aspirin […]

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Tags: News, Pancreatic Cancer, Screening/Prevention Pancreatic Cancer


March 24th, 2011

Heavy Drinking Increases Pancreatic Cancer Risk

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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 to alcohol. Links have been established between alcohol and several types of cancer, including cancers of […]

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Tags: News, Pancreatic Cancer, Screening/Prevention Pancreatic Cancer


January 4th, 2011

Aspirin May Protect Against Several Cancer Types

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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 drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen may help protect against colorectal cancer. As well, research has also […]

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Tags: Brain Cancer, Colon Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, General Brain Cancer, General Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, Lung Cancer - Small Cell, News, Pancreatic Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Rectal Cancer


February 9th, 2010

Soda Consumption May Be Linked to Pancreatic Cancer

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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 in Singapore and published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, and Prevention.[1] Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest […]

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Tags: News, Pancreatic Cancer, Screening/Prevention Pancreatic Cancer