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New Pancreatic Cancer Research: Pancreatic tumors rely on signals from surrounding cells

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(SOURCE: SALK INSTITUTE) – Just as an invasive weed might need nutrient-rich soil and water to grow, many cancers rely on the right surroundings in the body to thrive. A tumor’s microenvironment—the nearby tissues, immune cells, blood vessels and extracellular matrix—has long been known to play a role in the tumor’s growth. Now, Salk scientists have pinned […]

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Pancreatic Cancer Research News: Study challenges potential pancreatic cancer target

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(SOURCE: UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN HEALTH SYSTEM) –  A protein thought to fuel pancreatic cancer development plays a much more complicated role, a new study finds. PDX1, a transcription factor critical for pancreatic development, has distinct roles at different stages of pancreatic cancer – keeping cancer at bay in normal cells, then eventually contributing to the cancer’s growth […]

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New Pancreatic Cancer Research: Potentially Reversible Changes in Gene Control ‘Prime’ Pancreatic Cancer Cells to Spread

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(SOURCE: JOHNS HOPKINS MEDICINE) – Epigenetic changes, not DNA mutations, drive some metastasis. A multicenter team of researchers reports that a full genomic analysis of tumor samples from a small number of people who died of pancreatic cancer suggests that chemical changes to DNA that do not affect the DNA sequence itself yet control how it operates […]

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Pancreatic Cancer Research News: Tumor DNA in Blood May Serve as Prognostic Marker of Pancreatic Cancer

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(SOURCE: AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR CANCER RESEARCH) – The presence of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) isolated from blood samples of patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma was associated with poor outcomes, according to a study published in Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. “Our study confirms, in one of the largest reported series, the […]

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Cancer Research News: Study shows low-dose chemotherapy regimens could prevent tumor recurrence in some cancers

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(SOURCE: ROCKEFELLER UNIVERSITY PRESS) Conventional, high-dose chemotherapy treatments can cause the fibroblast cells surrounding tumors to secrete proteins that promote the tumors’ recurrence in more aggressive forms, researchers at Taipei Medical University and the National Institute of Cancer Research in Taiwan and University of California, San Francisco, have discovered. Frequent, low-dose chemotherapy regimens avoid this […]