New trials aim to improve pancreatic cancer treatment

A diagnosis of pancreatic cancer is like a death sentence for most people, so receiving the right chemotherapy drugs is crucial to prolong and improve quality of life.
New research hopes to find a biomarker or sign in people’s pancreatic tumours that would indicate to doctors what treatment would work best.There are no such indicators identified yet and oncologists are forced to guess and give drug cocktails with nasty side-effects without knowing if the medications will work.
There are no such indicators identified yet and oncologists are forced to guess and give drug cocktails with nasty side-effects without knowing if the medications will work. Read more…

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