Cancer / Oncology Pancreatic Cancer

Deleting just one gene may ‘completely prevent’ pancreatic cancer

Using a mouse model of pancreatic cancer, researchers have zoomed in on a single gene that stopped aggressive pancreatic cancer from developing when the scientists removed it. New research sheds light on the genetic drivers behind pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer is an aggressive form of cancer that tends to be diagnosed quite late and often […]

Cancer / Oncology Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer cells are ‘addicted’ to key protein

New research finds that the cancer cells in a particularly aggressive form of pancreatic cancer rely heavily on a key protein to grow and spread. The findings may soon lead to new treatments and prevention strategies. Pancreatic cancer cells are ‘addicted’ to a certain protein, new research finds. Pancreatic cancer is particularly difficult to treat. […]

Pancreatic Cancer

What you should know about pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer happens when uncontrolled cell growth begins in a part of the pancreas. Tumors develop, and these interfere with the way the pancreas works. Pancreatic cancer often shows no symptoms until the later stages. For this reason, it can be difficult to manage. According to the American Cancer Society, around 3 percent of all […]

Pancreatic Cancer

A new drug could strip pancreatic cancer of its defenses

Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, a common and aggressive type of cancer, often develops resistance to treatments such as chemotherapy. However, a new drug tested in mice may be able to eliminate the cancer’s defenses. Scientists have developed and are hoping to improve a drug that blocks pancreatic cancer’s resistance to chemotherapy. According to the National Cancer […]