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Shots - Health News
10:55 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Old Drug Extends Life For Pancreatic Cancer Patients

A CT scan showing an adenocarcinoma of the pancreatic head.
Wikimedia Commons

Originally published on Wed January 23, 2013 2:55 pm

A large study is providing a rare glimmer of hope for patients with pancreatic cancer, perhaps the deadliest of all malignancies.

By the time they're diagnosed, most patients with pancreatic cancer have advanced disease that's spread to the liver and lung. And the primary tumor may be inoperable because it's wrapped around vital blood vessels and nerves.

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The Two-Way
10:47 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Beyonce May Have Been Live And Pre-recorded


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All Songs Considered
10:37 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Jack White On Bluesman Charley Patton, Plus Tegan And Sara, More

Clockwise from upper left: Tegan and Sara, Owen Pallett of Final Fantasy, Alessi's Ark, Fatoumata Diawara
Courtesy of the artists

Originally published on Fri February 1, 2013 9:48 am

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Thistle and Shamrock
10:36 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Thistle And Shamrock: Celtic Piano

Antoni O'Breskey
Courtesy of the artist

Antoni O'Breskey, Micháel Ó Súilleabháin headline an hour of Celtic piano music.

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Mental Health
10:29 am
Wed January 23, 2013

How Would Better Mental Health Care Reduce Gun Violence?

Originally published on Wed January 23, 2013 11:55 am



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