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Cancer May Increase Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Certain cancers, particularly pancreatic malignancies, may increase the risk of developing new-onset type 2 diabetes, meaning that oncologists should consider screening. Medscape Medical News

Exercise Slows Tumor Growth in Pancreatic Cancer

Aerobic exercise slows pancreatic cancer growth in animal models and prolongs survival in both animals and patients, especially when combined with anti-PD1 drugs. Medscape Medical News

Improved Survival in Subset of Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

Adding nimotuzumab to gemcitabine significantly improved survival outcomes in a subset of patients with KRAS wild-type advanced pancreatic cancer. Medscape Medical News

Novel T-Cell Therapy Tackles Pancreatic Cancer ― in Some

A case study of a patient with progressive pancreatic cancer singles out T-cell receptor transduction therapy as a promising new approach for others with the same mutation and the right allele. Medscape Medical News

Gallstone Disease May Be a Harbinger of Pancreatic Cancer

Patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma were six times more likely to have had gallstone disease within the year prior to their diagnosis than noncancer patients. Medscape Medical News

Sotorasib Shows Benefit in Certain Pancreatic Cancers

Sotorasib, approved for lung cancer, has demonstrated clinically meaningful anticancer activity and tolerability in patients with heavily pretreated KRASG12C-mutated advanced pancreatic cancer. Medscape Medical News

Chemo and RT Before Surgery Boosts Pancreatic Cancer Survival

Long-term results from the Dutch PREOPANC trial confirm that neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy conveys a survival advantage to patients with resectable and borderline resectable pancreatic cancer. Medscape Medical News

Pancreatic Cancer Identified by Fecal Microbiota Panel

A specific panel of fecal microbiota can distinguish pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma from other high-risk disease types. Medscape Medical News

Blood Pressure Meds May Prolong Life in Pancreatic Cancer

Studies in animals have shown that these medications might slow the growth of pancreatic cancer. WebMD Health News

Pancreatic Cancer Test Validated for Newly Diagnosed Diabetes

Researchers derived and validated a proprietary screening test to detect pancreatic cancer in people with new-onset diabetes. The test uses an epigenetic analysis of a 20 mL blood specimen. First Look

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