Researchers discover a potential new therapeutic strategy for pancreatic cancer

Anne Li                                                                                     Feburary 2nd, 2018


In most pancreatic cancer patients, the diagnosis is made when the disease is already advanced, and there is no effective treatment at present. There have been no significant advances to combat it in recent decades and unfortunately, its occurrence is on the increase. Now, a group of researchers from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) may have found a new form of attack. One of the characteristics of pancreatic cancer is that the tumour cells are embedded in the stroma, which represents 90% of the tumour mass and which seems to form a barrier (physical and chemical) hindering treatment with inhibitors, chemotherapy and immunotherapy.
See original article at: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180201115728.htm

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