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


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October 2019

‘Electrochemotherapy’ shows promise as potential treatment for pancreatic cancer

31 October 2019
Treatment of pancreatic cancer might be enhanced by zapping tumours with electricity alongside drug treatments, according to a PCRF-funded project at University College Cork. …more information

September 2019

UK urine test to detect early-stage pancreatic cancer starts clinical study

25 September 2019
A urine test that can detect early stage pancreatic cancer has reached the final stage of validation before being developed for use with patients. …more information

July 2019

‘Promising’ antibody therapy extends survival in mice with pancreatic cancer

31 July 2019
PCRF-funded scientists have found a way to target and knock out a single protein that they have discovered is widely involved in pancreatic cancer cell growth, survival and invasion. …more information

June 2019

Targeted drug ‘significantly’ delays progression of some advanced pancreatic cancers

4 June 2019
A ‘precision drug’ designed to target specific genetic faults within cancer cells has caused cautious excitement, by delaying the progression of some advanced pancreatic cancers after chemotherapy …more information

May 2019

PCRF funds seven new research projects with £1.2M

28 May 2019
Seven new innovative research projects tackling pancreatic cancer will start this year, thanks to £1.2M funding from Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund (PCRF). …more information

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