In most pancreatic cancer patients, the diagnosis is made when the disease is already advanced, and there is no effective treatment at present. There have been no significant advances to combat it in recent decades and unfortunately, its occurrence is on the increase. Now, a group of researchers from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) may have found a new form of attack. Read more . . .
Researchers have have isolated a subpopulation of cancer-associated fibroblasts, which promote tumour growth. They have discovered that the Saa3 gene is at least one of the genes responsible for the property that fosters tumour growth in these cells.