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Nanoparticle Drug Delivery Aims to Control Pancreatic Tumor and Inhibit Escape Pathways

Use of a nanoparticle to deliver drugs may reduce tumors and suppress metastatic escape. These efforts offer a way to control drug release over space and time while reducing systemic drug exposure and the associated side effects.

CDK4/6 Inhibitors Exploit a Unique Vulnerability in Pancreatic Cancer

CDK4/6 Inhibitors Exploit a Unique Vulnerability in Pancreatic Cancer

The metabolism of pancreatic cancer cells is altered by the anticancer activity of CDK4/6 inhibitors. Researchers hope this biologic vulnerability could be exploited to treat pancreatic cancer.

Adding Leucovorin to S-1 Improves PFS in Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

The addition of leucovorin to S-1 significantly improved progression-free survival compared with S-1 alone in patients with advanced pancreatic cancer who were refractory to gemcitabine.

Family Members of Patients With CUP Are At Increased Risk for Several Types of Cancer

Family members of patients with cancers of unknown primary (CUP) are at higher risk of developing CUP themselves, as well as cancers of the lung, pancreas, and colon and some cancers of the blood.

Portal Vein Blood Leads to Earlier, More Accurate Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis

Portal Vein Blood Leads to Earlier, More Accurate Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis

Blood samples collected from the portal vein can tell physicians far more about a patient's pancreatic cancer than peripheral blood collected from a more easily accessed vein in the arm.

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