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Carrie Tompkins Stricker, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, CRNP, 2022 Mary Pazdur Award Recipient

Carrie Tompkins Stricker, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, CRNP, executive director of Canopy Cancer Collective and an associate professor at Thomas Jefferson University College of Nursing, was presented with the fifth annual Mary Pazdur Award for Excellence in Advanced Practice by APSHO, the Advanced Practitioner Society for Hematology and Oncology (APSHO). The award recognizes an exceptional leader,...

Link Between PCOS and Increased Risk of Pancreatic Cancer?

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) may be at a higher risk of developing pancreatic cancer, say researchers reporting an association between the two. Medscape Medical News

Pancreatic Cancer Screening Effective for High-Risk Patients

The study explored a targeted strategy for screening since pancreatic cancer screening is not recommended for the general population. MDedge News

Targeted Radionuclide Boosts Survival in Pancreatic Tumors

A phase 2 trial of lutetium-octreotate in patients with unresectable progressive pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors shows nearly double the 1-year survival rate compared with sunitinib at standard dose. Medscape Medical News

One Third of Pancreatic Cancer Diagnoses Missed on Scans

An analysis of post-imaging pancreatic cancer diagnoses suggests that in 36% of cases, there were signs on CT and MRI scans that had been missed. Medscape Medical News

FDA OKs Selpercatinib for Adults With RET Fusion+ Solid Tumors

The approval expands the drug label to include a variety of RET-positive tumor types, including pancreatic and colorectal cancers. FDA Approvals

Pancreatic Cancer Elevated After Solid Organ Transplant

The incidence of pancreatic cancer was increased among solid organ transplant recipients in comparison with the general population. The study was published as a preprint and has not yet been peer reviewed. First Look

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

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