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Key to Targeting the Spread of Pancreatic Cancer

Key to Targeting the Spread of Pancreatic Cancer

An international team of researchers has revealed how aggressive pancreatic cancer cells change their environment to enable easy passage to other parts of the body (or metastasis) — the main cause of pancreatic cancer related death.

The researchers discovered that some pancreatic tumours produce more of a molecule called ‘perlecan’ to remodel the environment around them, which helps cancer cells spread more easily to other parts of the body, and also protects them against chemotherapy.  Read more . . . 


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