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

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June 2015

PCRF-funded research designs compound that shrinks pancreatic cancer tumours and prevents regrowth

25 June 2015
Scientists from UCL (University College London), funded by Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund, have designed a chemical compound that has reduced the growth of pancreatic cancer tumours by 80 per cent i …more information

May 2015

OK to Ask Campaign for 2015

24 May 2015
Research is key to improving survival rates and finding cures for pancreatic cancer; and clinical trials are a vital part of the research …more information

April 2015

Pancreatic cancer cells coaxed back into normal cells

24 April 2015
Researchers in the US have shown that pancreatic cancer cells can be “reprogrammed” to turn back into normal cells. …more information

March 2015

Whole genome sequencing identifies four subtypes of pancreatic cancer

6 March 2015
An international team from Australia and the UK has used ‘whole genome sequencing’ to identify four distinct subtypes of pancreatic cancer. The findings could help improve existing treatments for …more information

Researchers identify new subgroup of pancreatic cancer patients who may benefit from personalised therapy

2 March 2015
Around 15 per cent of pancreatic cancer patients may benefit from therapy which targets a newly identified gene signature, according to research from Indiana University, USA. …more information

February 2015

Researchers identify gene that makes normal pancreas cells change shape

23 February 2015
An international research team from the US Mayo clinic and the University of Oslo in Norway have identified a molecule that makes normal pancreatic cells change their shape, paving the way for pancrea …more information

New US device delivers drugs directly to pancreatic tumours

5 February 2015
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA, have developed a device that uses electric fields to drive chemotherapy drugs directly into pancreatic tumours, preventing their gr …more information

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