New research from Seed Grant recipient, Marina Pasca di Magliano, PhD, from the University of Michigan has deepened our understanding of the biology of pancreatic cancer, crucial to the development of treatment therapies. The most common form of pancreatic cancer is pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, a tumor that starts in the exocrine cells of the pancreas, […]
In a new study conducted by the UCLA School of Nursing, researchers will assess how supportive care can increase the overall quality of life, and potentially survival rates, in pancreatic cancer patients. It is known that pancreatic cancer patients, and their caregivers, often experience increased levels of depression and a high symptom burden. Furthermore, when […]
A new study published by our 2014-15 Seed Grant recipient, Yiannis Drosos, PhD has uncovered information that can help diagnose and treat pancreatic cancer tumors.
New research conducted at the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research in Liverpool, New South Wales, has found a new approach to treating pancreatic cancer. The research, published in Oncotarget, suggests that a combined approach that targets tumor cells with chemotherapy while inhibiting specific pathways that mediate stromal-tumor interactions may represent a novel therapeutic strategy […]
A new study released by our 2016-17 Seed Grant Awardee, Nada Kalaany, PhD shows evidence that targeting an enzyme that tumors use to get rid of nitrogen can slow tumor growth. These innovative therapeutic strategies are precisely why our Seed Grant Program is crucial in the fight against pancreatic cancer.
Originally published at http://www.cancer.ucla.edu UCLA scientists combine a peptide with a nano cancer drug formulation to improve treatment effectiveness and prevent metastasis in pancreatic cancer Study shows the peptide enhances a vascular access pathway for nanocarriers in pancreatic cancer UCLA scientists have unlocked an important mechanism that allows chemotherapy-carrying nanoparticles—extremely small objects between 1 and 100 […]