Film star Patrick Swayze’s battle with pancreatic cancer was short, and then we watched as Jeopardy! Host, Alex Trebek, went through the same illness. Locally many also saw East Jefferson General Hospital CEO, Dr. Mark Peters face the same condition. It’s a tough cancer because it is usually found in a late stage. That’s because there are no early symptoms. Read more . . .
A doctor at Tulane is working on a discovery he made, that could revolutionize how we diagnose certain kinds of cancer and his research on new technology could also mean people with hard-to-treat cancers have a much better chance of survival.