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The incredible aggressiveness of pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer is a devastating disease which appears suddenly and has a very low chance of survival for the patient. An important publication in the prestigious journal Nature showed that the very aggressive nature of this cancer is caused by a veritable explosion of errors in the DNA of pancreatic cells, which permits them to race through the stages of development and to become cancerous very rapidly. Download the column

2016-12-12T13:00:00-04:0012-Dec-2016|Tags: , |

Towards Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer?

Pancreatic cancer is usually at an advanced stage when diagnosed and is consequently very difficult to treat effectively. According to an important recent study in the prestigious journal Nature, the measurement of small particles released into the blood by the cancer cells could permit us to detect them in the first stages of their development and thus could revolutionize the treatment of this terrible disease. Download this column

2015-08-17T13:00:00-04:0017-Aug-2015|Tags: , , |