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Searching out pancreatic cancer risk

Dec. 7, 2017—Vanderbilt researchers have identified a biomarker that could be used to predict pancreatic cancer risk.

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Pancreatic cancer development

Aug. 31, 2017—Elevated levels of the factor G-CSF appear to promote the development of aggressive pancreatic cancer, suggesting a new therapeutic approach for this devastating disease.

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Metastatic pancreatic cancer ‘reprograms’ for malignancy

Jan. 19, 2017—Metastatic pancreatic cancer — cancer that has spread from the pancreas to other tissues and is responsible for most patient deaths — changes its metabolism and is “reprogrammed” for optimal malignancy, according to new findings reported Jan. 16 in Nature Genetics.

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Chemo better option following pancreatic cancer surgery: study

Feb. 25, 2016—A multicenter study led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) investigators found that pancreatic cancer patients who underwent surgery and received chemotherapy lived longer and had fewer cancer recurrences in other parts of the body than patients who also received chemoradiation therapy.

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Grant bolsters pancreatic cancer drug discovery efforts

Jan. 29, 2015—The Lustgarten Foundation has awarded a $1.5 million Research Investigator Grant to Stephen Fesik, Ph.D., professor of Biochemistry, Pharmacology and Chemistry, for research designed to discover new drugs for the treatment of pancreatic cancer.

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Pioneers of Discovery: Investigator seeks to debug cancer’s ‘bad software’

Jan. 9, 2014—Beyond genetics — that’s the call Oliver McDonald, M.D., Ph.D., heard during the year between college and medical school he spent in a lab at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis.

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Study helps define pancreatic cancer’s cellular origins

Jan. 17, 2013—Vanderbilt and University of California investigators have discovered the “cell of origin” for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, a finding that could lead to early detection methods and new treatments.

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Pancreas Center coordinates care for complex cases

Jan. 10, 2013—Patients with pancreatic diseases can now access a team of multi-disciplinary specialists with one phone call to the new Vanderbilt Pancreas Center.

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Musica’s nudes to wear purple for pancreatic cancer Nov. 1

Oct. 28, 2011—Nashville’s Musica statue will be bathed in purple light during the Paint Nashville Purple event for pancreatic cancer awareness at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, at the roundabout on Demonbreun Street. Linda’s Hope, a local nonprofit organization for pancreatic cancer awareness and research, has received permission to shine purple lights – the cause’s signature color...

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