Pancreatic stellate cells, which normally aid tissue repair, unwittingly help pancreatic cancer grow and spread in a method of cell hijack only seen before in brain and breast cancer, according to new research. The research also revealed that the process can be blocked, thereby preventing the growth and spread of the tumor.
Researchers have identified diagnostic microRNA panels in whole blood that had the ability to distinguish, to some degree, patients with and without pancreatic cancer, according to a new study.
The presence of gene mutations associated with pancreatic cancer could potentially be determined with a simple blood test. This appears possible because of the discovery that tiny particles the size of viruses called exosomes, which are shed by cancer cells into the blood, contain the entire genetic blueprint of cancer cells.
Panels of microRNA expression can potentially distinguish pancreatic cancer from healthy controls, according to a study.
Combination vaccine significantly improves overall survival in pancreatic cancer, compared with single-component vaccine.
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