Researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center have identified a new therapeutic target that may offer new hope for treating this disease.
Currently, chemotherapy is the primary treatment for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), the most lethal form of pancreatic cancer -one with less than a five percent survival rate after a year. Although researchers don’t know much about the molecular processes that determine tumor growth in PDAC cases, they do know that mutation in a gene called KRAS, which is involved in the regulation of cell division, is prominent in PDAC. Read more . . .