Scientists at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden and Johns Hopkins Medicine disclosed that they have updated parameters for an anatomical “marker.” They highlighted that this marker is critical for this study as it can notify more precisely if these cysts are expected to grow into fatal pancreatic cancers. In this research, scientists analyzed the medical histories of about 901 adults who underwent surgery for a specific type of precancerous pancreatic cyst. The outcomes, they say, are not yet evidence of the concept. However, the scientists strongly highlight that the removal of so-called intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms, once the key pancreatic duct is inflated beyond 5 Millimeters, holds the potential to avoid these precancers prior to they become malignant.
The researchers noted that the majority of pancreatic cysts such as the intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms are said to be benign and show no specific signs. They added that the diagnosis of most of these cysts is done “incidentally” during CT scans or MRIs for non-pancreas-associated conditions.
On a similar note, in recent decades, treatment options for breast cancer have come a long way. However, to understand how to avoid tumors from shaping in the first place has been a key challenge. In a recent study, researchers reported intriguing proof that a low-fat diet, which is comparable to the type doctors suggest for heart health, is as well associated with a lower danger of dying from breast cancer. This study is to be presented at the yearly American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting in Chicago next month.
The recent research analyzed data from the Women’s Health Initiative, which is a huge trial supported by the National Institutes of Health. This institute is well known for its research on the health impacts of hormone therapy, certain supplements, and diet on the health of over 160,000 postmenopausal females. In this test, researchers headed by Dr. Rowan Chlebowski, Investigator, LA Biomedical Research Institute, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, aimed at a group of almost 49,000 females. These participants were randomly tasked to follow either a control diet or a low-fat diet for about 8.5 Years.