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


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January 2020

Pulling the plug on calcium pumps - potential new treatment strategy for pancreatic cancer

16 January 2020
UK scientists have identified a new way to kill pancreatic cancer cells by ‘pulling the plug’ on the energy generator that fuels calcium pumps on their cell surface. …more information

December 2019

Study offers evidence that a vaccine for pancreatic cancer is feasible

19 December 2019
A team of researchers from Queen Mary University of London and Zhengzhou University in China have taken the first steps towards the development of a vaccine for pancreatic cancer. …more information

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

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