Pancreatic Cancer Clues Found in Search Queries

An Onglyza pancreatic cancer lawyer notes that researchers are making progress in using search engine queries to possibly identify people with pancreatic cancer and other ailments, even before they have received a diagnosis of the disease. The Microsoft researchers report significant success in finding early evidence of adverse drug reactions from patterns they observe in web search logs. Onglyza has been linked to an increased risk of pancreatic cancer, and patients who have been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer or other serious complications after taking the diabetes drug may be eligible to seek compensation for their injuries with the help of an Onglyza lawsuit attorney.

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Study: Early Screening May Increase Survival Rate For Onglyza Pancreatic Cancer Patients

According to, the study, which was published in the Journal of Oncology Practice in June 2016, focused on searches conducted on Bing, Microsoft’s search engine, that indicated someone had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. From there, they worked backward, looking for earlier queries that could have shown that the Bing user was experiencing symptoms before the diagnosis. Those early searches, they believe, can be warning flags and hope that their work can lead to early detection of cancer.

While five-year survival rates for pancreatic cancer are very low, early detection of the disease can prolong life in a small percentage of cases. The study suggests that early screening can increase the five-year survival rate of pancreatic patients to five to seven percent, from just only three percent. This study follows previous research conducted by Microsoft in 2010.

Using data drawn from queries entered into Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo search engines, scientists at Microsoft, Stanford, and Columbia University were able to detect evidence of unreported prescription drug side effects before they were found by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The study was based on data-mining techniques similar to those employed by services like Google Flu Trends, which has been used to give early warning of the prevalence of the sickness to the public, the website reported.

Onglyza and Pancreatic Cancer Risks 

Incretin mimetic type diabetes drugs, which include Onglyza, have been linked to reports of increased acute pancreatitis and an increased risk of pancreatic cancer. In 2013, the FDA issued a report stating that the agency was investigating reports of a possible increased risk of pancreatic cancer from incretin mimetic drugs for type 2 diabetes. Additionally, in March of 2013, a study was published in the medical journal Diabetes, which suggests pancreatic tissue from the use of DPP-4 medications can increase precancerous cellular changes and pancreatic mass.

How an Onglyza Pancreatic Cancer Lawyer Can Help

Drug makers have a duty to provide safe products. If there are risks of harm associated with their products, they also must provide adequate warnings. If a drug maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.

People injured by bad drugs may be eligible to recover money for:

  • Medical Expenses
  • Lost Wages
  • Pain and Suffering

The families of those who have died may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.

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