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Novel Treatment Makes Pancreatic Cancer Susceptible to Immunotherapy, Mouse Study Shows

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Pancreatic cancer is one of the most aggressive and deadly tumor types and notorious for its resistance to virtually all types of treatment, including newer immunotherapies.

A new study — in mice — from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests that blocking a major inflammatory pathway that is activated in pancreatic cancer makes the tumors sensitive to chemotherapy and a type of immunotherapy that prompts the immune system’s T cells to attack the cancer cells. The therapy more than doubled survival in a mouse model of pancreatic cancer. Read more . . . 

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