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Pancreatic Cancer Cells Secrete Signal that Sabotages Immune Attack on Tumors

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A key immune signal has a previously unknown role in turning off the immune system’s attack on pancreatic cancer cells, a new study finds.

Led by researchers at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, the study found that an immune signaling protein, interleukin-1β (IL-1β), is made and released by pancreatic  cells. This was shown to reduce anti- immune responses, which promoted the growth of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma or PDA, a form of cancer that is usually deadly within two years. Read more . . . 

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