Pancreatic Cancer

A Large Cystic Pancreatic Mass in a 45-Year-Old Female

The patient is an otherwise healthy 45-year-old female who presented to her primary care physician with 6 weeks of increasing left upper quadrant abdominal pain with radiation to the back. She underwent an abdominal ultrasound, which revealed a large cystic abdominal mass.

Pancreatic Cancer

A new study provides evidence that a daily aspirin may reduce the risk of developing pancreatic cancer.

The JAK inhibitor ruxolitinib may improve overall survival in patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer characterized by an elevated CRP, a well-established marker of inflammation.

A blood-based test of four biomarkers including CA 19-9 may help clinicians diagnose pancreatic cancer at an earlier stage.

A phase III trial found that MM-398 in combination with other drugs increases overall survival in pre-treated patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer.

Proteomic cyst fluid mucin profiling may serve as an accurate diagnostic tool for the identification of pancreatic cancer precursor lesions, according to the results of a recently published study.

Using two new diagnostic panels based on microRNA in whole blood, researchers were able to distinguish patients with pancreatic cancer from healthy control patients.


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