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Sep 18, 2019 - By Laura Brigandi. Today, the (PanCAN) joins the (AACR) and the medical research community for the 7th annual Rally for Medical Research National Day of Action. Approximately 350 organizations and institutions are uniting with one voice to urge Congress to continue to make (NIH) a national priority. This effort helps to raise awareness about the critical need for robust, sustained and predictable budget increases for the NIH in Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 and beyond to improve patient outcomes and save more lives. While a small group of representatives will attend congressional meetings in Washington, D.C., grassroots activities across the country play a key role in the success and reach of the annual rally. We urge everyone in the
Sep 17, 2019 - By Tiffany Medina. Today in an interview on “Good Morning America,” beloved “Jeopardy!” host announced that he is going back on to treat his , and he shared a on the “Jeopardy!” YouTube channel. PanCAN released a statement in response to the news, which was published on and online. In light of Trebek’s health update, in which he mentioned chemotherapy, side effects of treatment, immunotherapy and other related topics, the (PanCAN) shares four key things to know about pancreatic cancer and treatment. 1. What Does It Mean When Patients Need Further Treatment? Patients undergoing are monitored closely by their through and other tests, such as . In some cases, patients may respond well to their initial treatment (called first-line.
Sep 17, 2019 - By Tiffany Medina. The (PanCAN) is accepting applications for its 2020 . Two types of grants are available. 2020 Translational Research Grant. The 2020 Translational Research Grant funds high priority pancreatic cancer research, which is poised for important translational next steps to help move scientific discovery to application in patients through a $500,000 award over two years. To be eligible for a Translational Research Grant, the research project should aim to identify novel targets and approaches to the treatment of pancreatic cancer or understand and circumvent treatment resistance. Applications are due Dec. 6, 2019. 2020 Career Development Award. The 2020 Career Development Award supports junior faculty to conduct panc.
Sep 13, 2019 - By Jennifer Kennedy. Editor’s note: Each week, the (PanCAN) blog series covers topics related to diet, nutrition, health and wellness, which can be especially useful for and . Check out , and if you have a topic you’d like us to write about in the future, please leave it in the comments section below. Regardless of your current or past treatment, long-term may follow a pancreatic cancer diagnosis. While some of the nutritional challenges that come with and its treatment go away after a recovery period, others may linger. Addressing these symptoms may be possible and can help improve your . Here, we explore two major challenges commonly face in the long term – and – and what to do about them. Enzyme Insufficiency and Malabsorpt.
Sep 12, 2019 - By Kelly Mayfield. It’s finally happening! You can now fundraise for the ’s (PanCAN) – the walk to end – using your Facebook page! Even better, your progress will be tracked in both places, so you’ll always know where you stand. Here’s how to create your PurpleStride Facebook Fundraiser:. Log in to to register for your event. Create your personal PurpleStride fundraising page. Go to My Strider Central. Click ‘Connect to Facebook’. Once connected, and fundraising goal will carry over to Facebook. You’ll have the opportunity to edit your story and add a cover photo on your Facebook fundraising page. (Please note: Any changes to either page will need to be done separately – changes made on one page are not automatically pulled to the
Sep 10, 2019 - By Jennifer Kennedy. Getting vaccinated isn’t just for kids. Vaccines work with your body’s natural defenses to help lower your risk of infection and safely develop immunity to disease. They are an effective way to protect against serious illnesses, and several vaccines are recommended for adults. But and its can weaken your immune system, which brings up questions healthy individuals don’t have to ask: Are vaccines safe for pancreatic cancer patients? Are there specific vaccines patients should get because of their cancer? Is it safe and beneficial for caregivers and family members to get vaccinated? “Vaccines are especially valuable to help prevent illness in people with pancreatic cancer, since their immune systems may be w.
Aug 9, 2019 - By Kristin Reynolds. Editor’s note: Each week, the (PanCAN) blog series covers topics related to diet, nutrition, health and wellness, which can be especially useful for and . Check out , and if you have a topic you’d like us to write about in the future, please leave it in the comments section below. Book Lovers Day is Aug. 9, and in honor of the occasion, the Fix is offering a look at cookbooks especially good for . Because people facing cancer can sometimes feel , we set out to find recommendations on cookbooks that can stimulate interest in cooking as well as interest in trying some . Here, two of our healthcare professional contributors weigh in with their favorites. From Maria Petzel, senior clinical dietitian with MD And.
Aug 8, 2019 - By Tiffany Medina. A new links tumor bacteria to long-term survival. Examining tumor samples from pancreatic cancer patients who underwent , a research team led by Florencia McAllister, MD, assistant professor of Clinical Cancer Prevention at MD Anderson Cancer Center, found that those who survived five years or more (average 10 years) had diverse bacteria in their tumors, as compared to those who died within less than five years (average 1.6 years). Further, they found that this higher diversity of tumor bacteria was more likely to trigger an response.
Aug 8, 2019 - By Tiffany Medina. Editor’s note: We the recipients of our , awarded through a competitive, peer-review process. Now we’d like to introduce you to each investigator and share what drives them to work in the pancreatic cancer field. “My mom was a doctor at a local hospital in a northeast coastal city of China,” said , two-time (PanCAN) recipient. “During my childhood, I often went to the hospital with my mom on the weekend or holidays because she had to work. I saw many cancer patients there and witnessed how they suffered. My mom and her colleagues worked tirelessly to bring them .”She continued, “I grew to understand my mom’s commitment to her work, and to be inspired to help her and to help others. I remember declaring, ‘I c.
Aug 6, 2019 - By Allison Rosenzweig, PhD. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) continues to recommend against population-wide screening for , as announced today and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) . Their “D” rating signifies, “There is moderate or high certainty that the service has no net benefit or that the harms outweigh the benefits.”The USPSTF is described as, “an independent, volunteer panel of national experts in disease prevention and evidence-based medicine” who “works to improve the health of all Americans by making evidence-based recommendations about clinical preventive services.”, chief science officer of the (PanCAN), said, “Screening for cancer becomes effective if you can ide.
Aug 5, 2019 - By Jillian Scholten. Editor’s note: In honor of National Sisters Day on Sunday, August 4, we’re sharing the story of Stephanie Castillo and Arikka Pirker, sisters from Montana who lost their father to pancreatic cancer in 2018. When Stephanie Castillo and Arikka Pirker arrived at in Washington D.C., wearing matching purple shirts, it was easy to mistake them as twins. Castillo and Pirker kept their father smiling through treatment at what they called "chemo dates.".
Aug 1, 2019 - By Allison Rosenzweig, PhD. Editor’s note: We the recipients of our , awarded through a competitive, peer-review process. Now we’d like to introduce you to each investigator and share what drives them to work in the pancreatic cancer field. In 2017, , found out her mother had been with . “Taking care of her and going to medical appointments with her have given me a completely new perspective on the challenges that patients and healthcare professionals are facing,” said Chen, who is dean of transdisciplinary research and a professor in the department of molecular medicine at the Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope. “This experience also inspired me to explore new potential and biological mechanisms to make a differenc.
Jun 20, 2019 - By Carly Eskin. Editor’s note: Each week, our offers pancreatic cancer patients, their families and caregivers a new topic related to health, diet and nutrition. In June, we’re focusing on how to best approach the core meals: , and dinner. Today, it’s time for dinner! For patients, especially those undergoing , eating any meal can be challenging because of common like , and a smaller appetite. Dinner, especially, can sometimes seem overwhelming. But outpatient oncology dietitian , of the Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center – and also a (PanCAN) member – has a few suggestions for how to conquer the dinner dilemma. According to Mills, “Sometimes [for pancreatic cancer patients], just the ‘thought’ o.
Mar 18, 2019 - By PanCAN Guest Contributor. Editor’s note: Stu Rickerson is a 14-year pancreatic cancer survivor who has served on the for the (PanCAN) for nine years. He is also a Patient Advocate on a Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) Pancreatic Cancer Research Dream Team. Here he shares his presentation to pancreatic cancer researchers and donors during a special SU2C pancreatic cancer summit in late summer 2018. And below, in his own words, he discusses his that matter. I was desperately ill for four years after my pancreatic cancer , and follow-up surgeries, . One moment that stands out is when I finally started feeling better and could think about a future. Stu took Lucy to Disneyland the day before his Whipple procedure. At that moment, I dec.

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