Dr Shinelle Menezes, postdoctoral researcher and joint first author of the study said: “Fibroblasts are like the gatekeepers of pancreatic cancer tumours”, protecting pancreatic cancer from treatment by producing a dense stroma (scar tissue) around the tumour. Read more . . .
In a new finding, researchers from Barts Cancer Institute at Queen Mary University, London, have discovered more about how fibroblasts actually help pancreatic cancer develop, raising the possibility of new treatments for this tough to treat cancer.