For decades, scientists have struggled to make sense of how pancreatic tumors start. 2D slices just weren’t providing enough information. But thanks to this breakthrough, which involves the imaging of tissue biopsies, it is now evident that two types of cancer are forming in these ductal cells: “endophytic” tumors, which grow into the ducts, and “exophytic” tumors, which grow outward. Read more . . .
A new 3D imaging technique has provided researchers with insight into how pancreatic cancers start and grow, according to findings published in Nature. It’s a discovery that could have a significant impact on patient care going forward.