‘Brake gene’ turned off in pancreatic cancer
Posted April 30, 2012on:
Aggressive pancreatic tumours may be treatable with a new class of drugs, according to Cancer Research UK
Less than one in five people with this form of cancer are still alive a year after being diagnosed.
A study, published in the journal Nature, showed that a gene was being switched off in the cancerous cells.
The reseachers said drugs were already being tested which had the potential to turn the gene back on, to stop the spread of the cancer.