Potential Breakthrough in Pancreas Cancer Treatment Reported
Posted March 21, 2012on:
Scientists in Seattle are reporting a potential breakthrough in the treatment of pancreas cancer, a disease which stubbornly resists most therapies.
Pancreas cancer tumors are resistent to chemotherapy partly because they form a biological barrier around themselves.
Researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center believe they’ve found a way to break that barrier down.
“Pancreas cancer actually has the highest one-year and five-year mortalities of any cancer,” says Sunil Hingorani, senior author of the study published in Cancer Cell.