Pancreatic cancer survival rates have been improving over the last few decades, but the statistics still make grim reading. According to the America Cancer Society, the one year relative survival rate for all cases of pancreatic cancer is 20 per cent. Only seven per cent of people diagnosed with the disease survive for five years.
One of the reasons that pancreatic cancer is so deadly is because of a a protein known as S100p which is highly expressed in other aggressive cancers too. Once this protein is activated, it signals changes that tell the cancerous cell to grow and divide very quickly, which encourages rapid growth of tumours and metastases around the body. Read More . . .