Pancreatic cancer currently has one of the least optimistic prognosis, with just 5% of patients surviving five years after diagnosis. A recent study opens a door to hope.
Alex Trebek pictured in Pasadena, California on May 5, 2019.
Alex Trebek raised an interesting question when he thanked well-wishers for supporting him in his fight against pancreatic cancer: Do prayers and good thoughts really have a medical effect?
Alex Trebek recently received news that he is in remission from pancreatic cancer.
Alex Trebek announced this week that his pancreatic cancer is in remission. A pancreatic cancer specialist explains the difficulties of the disease as well as new treatment advances.
Alex Trebek shown in 2006.
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Pancreatic cancer has historically had among the lowest survival rates of any type of cancer. A recent study that looked at genomic changes reveals some possible clues.
Liquid biopsy is less invasive than standard biopsy, where a needle is put into a solid tumour to confirm a cancer diagnosis.
There are currently few effective and non-invasive methods to screen for early stages of cancer. But scientists have now developed a new blood test that promises to detect eight different cancers.
BiliScreen, used for detecting signs of jaundice in a person’s eye.
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An app could help diagnose one of the most deadly cancers at the early stages using eye-scanning technology.
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Fluorescence microscopy image of the early stages of pancreatic cancer.
Pancreatic cancer has long been known as the "silent killer" but why is it so difficult to detect?
Pancreatic cancer has an extremely low five-year survival rate.
It's early days, but hope is on the horizon when it comes to one of the deadliest cancers.
CT scans are expensive and carry their own risks, so a GP won’t send you for one without good reason.
A new research paper has found some cancers aren't picked up by GPs in the first or second appointments, but it's because cancer is usually an unlikely explanation for a patient's symptoms.
Age-standardised cancer death rates have been falling in Australia.
Currently, seven cancer types are listed in the top 20 causes of death in Australia. These are cancers of the lung, blood and lymph, bowel, prostate, breast, pancreas, skin and some childhood cancers.
Pancreatic cancer cells (left) next to normal pancreatic cells (right)
A new study has identified that pancreatic cancer is not one, but four types of cancer, and opened the door to possible new treatments.
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