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See below for news about developments in pancreatic cancer research around the world.


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February 2017

Role of rogue protein PAK4 confirmed in pancreatic cancer cells

Role of rogue protein PAK4 confirmed in pancreatic cancer cells

23 February 2017
A new study funded by Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund has ed the role of a protein called PAK4 in the movement and growth of pancreatic cancer cells, and could help researchers find new ways to tack …more information

January 2017

Type 2 diabetes - or its rapid deterioration - can be an early warning sign for pancreatic cancer

30 January 2017
Patients and their doctors should be aware that the onset of diabetes, or a rapid deterioration in existing diabetes that requires more aggressive treatment, could be a sign of early, hidden pancreati …more information

2017 sees five new UK projects for pancreatic cancer research

18 January 2017
Five research projects with potential to make a real difference to tackling pancreatic cancer have been awarded grants by the national charity Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund (PCRF), worth over £800k …more information

August 2016

New clinical trial hopes to shrink tumours for surgery

31 August 2016
A new clinical trial has launched in the UK looking at ways to make pancreatic cancer more responsive to chemotherapy and radiotherapy. …more information

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