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Scientists Discover New Survival Strategy for Oxygen-Starved Pancreatic Cancer Cells

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Oxygen is essential to life. When fast-growing tumor cells run out of oxygen, they quickly sprout new blood vessels to keep growing, a process called angiogenesis.

By blocking pancreatic cancer’s oxygen-sensing machinery—the same field of research studied by the winners of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Medicine—Sanford Burnham Prebys scientists have uncovered a new way that tumors turn on angiogenesis in an animal model. The discovery, published in Cancer Research, could lead to a treatment that is given with an anti-angiogenetic medicine, thereby overcoming drug resistance. Read more . . . 

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