In the 1970s, only three percent of patients with pancreatic cancer survived for five years. Today, it still has one of the highest fatality rates in the United States. Todd Bauer and Kimberly Kelley (University of Virginia) are working to develop human cell models and possibly begin clinical trials that would allow earlier detection of the cancer, which could help increase survival rates for patients. Also featured: Latinos share an increased incidence of diabetes. Some, like Supreme Court justice Sonia Sotomayor, have learned to live well with the disease. Exercise physiologist Sheri Colberg-Ochs (Old Dominion University) focuses on this unique segment of the population in her latest book on diabetes, “Diabetes? No Problema! A Latino’s Guide to Living Well with Diabetes.”
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