Pancreatic Cancer

Blog: Non-Invasive Detection of Early- and Late-Stage PDAC

Feb. 14, 2018

Researchers report that urine samples can identify patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). Read more on the AGA Journals Blog.

Digestive Disease Week® (DDW)

Dec. 19, 2017

Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) is the premier meeting for the GI professional. Every year it attracts approximately 15,000 physicians, researchers and academics from around the world who desire to stay up-to-date in the field.

Stepped-Up Moves to Understand, Diagnose IBD-Related Autoimmune Pancreatitis

Oct. 12, 2017

Possible genetic overlap; concurrence shown to affect clinical course, pancreatic cancer risk.

Progression of Unresected Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasms of the Pancreas to Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Oct. 11, 2017

We found that low-risk IPMNs have almost 8% chance of progressing to pancreatic cancer within 10 years.

Congressional Committees Approve Increase for NIH Funding

Sept. 13, 2017

Senate bill includes funding for gastrointestinal disorders and cancers.

Summary of the James W. Freston Conference on Intestinal Metaplasia

July 20, 2017

A recap of the 2016 conference, which focused on intestinal metaplasia in the esophagus and stomach, is now available in Gastroenterology.

Earn CME Credit from the Comfort of Your Home

July 5, 2017

CME quizzes in the July journals include topics on rectal cancer, pancreatic malignancy, bowel habits and pelvic fullness, and colorectal cancer.

Increasing Number of Passes Beyond 4 Does Not Increase Sensitivity of Detection of Pancreatic Malignancy by Endoscopic Ultrasound–Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration

June 22, 2017

We found 4 passes of EUS-FNA to be sufficient to detect malignant pancreatic masses; increasing the number of passes did not increase the sensitivity of detection.

Two New Strategies Emerging to Treat GI Cancers

May 22, 2017

Engineered T cells and immune checkpoint inhibitors show promise for treating GI cancers, according to a well-attended AGA talk at DDW® 2017.

Gastroduodenal Metastases from Melanoma

May 12, 2017

Researchers describe a case of gastroduodenal metastases from cutaneous melanoma, in Gastroenterology. Read more about this case on the AGA Journals Blog.

Activation of the Hypoxia Inducible Factor 1a Subunit Pathway in Steatotic Liver Contributes to Formation of Cholesterol Gallstones

April 26, 2017

We identified context-specific epigenetic regulation of NFATc1 activity as an important mechanism of pancreatic cell plasticity.

Unusual Liver Tumors

April 25, 2017

A 57-year-old woman had an incidentally detected pancreatic mass and multiple liver lesions diagnosed on her annual checkup.

Autophagy Is Required for Activation of Pancreatic Stellate Cells, Associated With Pancreatic Cancer Progression and Promotes Growth of Pancreatic Tumors in Mice

April 25, 2017

Autophagic PSCs produce ECM molecules and interleukin 6 and are associated with shorter survival times and disease recurrence in patients with pancreatic cancer.

Hand-Picked Gastrointestional Oncology Sessions at DDW® 2017

April 10, 2017

Rhonda Souza, MD, AGAF, (chair) and John P. Lynch, MD, PhD, (vice chair) reveal their section's most anticipated DDW sessions.

AGA Biannual Scientific Exchange With UEG Continues at DDW® 2017

April 10, 2017

AGA and the United European Gastroenterology (UEG) will cosponsor two sessions at DDW 2017 on May 7 & 8 in Chicago, IL.

More Funding Needed in Fight Against Deadliest Cancers

March 8, 2017

AGA calls on Congress to increase NIH funding to $34 billion in FY 2017.

Highlighted Research from the 2017 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium

Jan. 18, 2017

Top headlines for this year’s meeting cover physical activity in advanced CRC, treatment for rectal cancer and PET scans for esophageal cancer.

2017 AGA Postgraduate Course USB

Jan. 11, 2017

Look to the future of GI and step beyond basic learning by ordering the USB from the 2017 AGA Postgraduate Course: The Full Scope of GI Advances. Reduced pricing is now available.

Highlighted Abstracts from the International Digestive Disease Forum

Dec. 21, 2016

CGH features 104 abstracts from the 2016 meeting, which took place in Hong Kong.

An Unusual Case of an Extremely Large Tumor

Dec. 15, 2016

Physical examination revealed a large, hard mass occupying and projecting from the upper and middle abdomen.

Here's How Cigarette Smoking Leads to Chronic Pancreatitis

Dec. 6, 2016

Aryl hydrocarbons in cigarette smoke activate an immune response that promotes pancreatic fibrosis and contributes to pancreatitis, researchers report in Gastro.

Treatment-responsive Diffuse Pancreatic Swelling: Seems Similar, Yet Is It?

Nov. 25, 2016

A 26-year-old man presented for upper abdominal pain with no apparent relationship to meals or associated with loss of appetite.

Loss of Trefoil Factor 2 From Pancreatic Duct Glands Promotes Formation of Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasms in Mice

Nov. 25, 2016

In histologic analyses of human IPMNs, we found PDGs to form the basal segment and possibly serve as a progenitor compartment.

Biomarker Identifies Precancerous Pancreatic Cysts

Nov. 17, 2016

New study highlighted in GI & Hepatology News finds that DNA markers isolated from pancreatic fluid predicted cancer or high-grade dysplasia with 90 percent specificity. Read the full article.