However, studies conducted with orally dosed supplements did not demonstrate any clinical benefit in cancer patients, most likely due to the finding that the levels of orally-administered vitamin C delivered to a patient's blood stream were considerably lower than the levels needed to kill cancer cells in either test tube or animal models.
Pancreatic cancer has some of the poorest survival rates among all types of cancer.
Jeanne Hudgeons touches the face of her husband, Bill Sears, as her sister, Jan Carlson, of Indiana, listens to his chest with a stethoscope at the couple's Port Lavaca home on April 11.
Do anything it takes to save him. These are the unfortunate pleas that too many patients and their families make when dealing with terminal illness and end-of-life decisions.
The Celtic music scene in the Denver area is a bit quieter these days, with the loss of beloved mandolinist Ruth Chaikin.
Synta Pharmaceuticals Corp. today announced scheduled presentations at the 2013 American Society for Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting, which is taking place May 31 - June 4 in Chicago.
In a landmark cancer study published online in Nature , researchers at NYU School of Medicine have unraveled a longstanding mystery about how pancreatic tumor cells feed themselves, opening up new therapeutic possibilities for a notoriously lethal disease with few treatment options.
Processed meats make global news once again. A new study published in the journal, BMC Medicine, concluded that diets that are high in processed meats would increase the risk of heart attack and stroke.
By all rights, Gerald Batist's patient should have died nine years ago. Her pancreatic cancer failed to flinch in the face of the standard arsenal - surgery, radiation, chemotherapy - and Batist, an oncologist at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, estimated that she had one year to live.
Pancreatic cancer survivor, author and inspirational speaker Bob Brown has announced the release of his first book, "The Ride of My Life," a memoir of his cancer journey that has been praised as an informative and entertaining book offering an inspiring account of Bob's own personal challenge with cancer.
The Food and Drug Administration says it approved a genetic test from Roche to help doctors identify patients who can benefit from a lung cancer drug made by Genentech.
Sharon Varga and her family have organized a walk this weekend to raise funds and awareness for pancreatic cancer research.
And she is. Aretha Franklin canceled two upcoming performances this month "due to her doctor's recommendation for treatment," according to her official Facebook page.
The 87 year old took to his Facebook.com page on Monday to inform fans about his condition, but insisted he was already on the road to recovery after treatment.