A stained tissue sample of metastatic pancreatic cancer
Tetanus Immunity Protects Mice Against Pancreatic Cancer
Because most people are vaccinated against tetanus as children, delivering benign bacteria carrying a tetanus antigen into pancreatic tumors makes them visible to memory cells in the immune system, researchers report.
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Tetanus Immunity Protects Mice Against Pancreatic Cancer
Tetanus Immunity Protects Mice Against Pancreatic Cancer

Because most people are vaccinated against tetanus as children, delivering benign bacteria carrying a tetanus antigen into pancreatic tumors makes them visible to memory cells in the immune system, researchers report.

Because most people are vaccinated against tetanus as children, delivering benign bacteria carrying a tetanus antigen into pancreatic tumors makes them visible to memory cells in the immune system, researchers report.

ABOVE: © iStock.com, OGPHOTO

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Image of the tissue surrounding a pancreatic tumor thickening and scarring.
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The new diagnostic works by identifying cancer-associated proteins and DNA in patient blood.
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Diana Kwon | Jul 27, 2017
Mouse organoids reveal that a protein active during embryonic development joins forces with gene enhancers to revert cancer cells to an earlier developmental state.
Study: Blood Test Detects Pancreatic Cancer
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Mouth Microbes and Pancreatic Cancer
Catherine Offord | Apr 19, 2016
The mix of bacteria living in the oral cavity is related to a person’s risk of developing pancreatic cancer, according to a study.
Time Bungles Precision Medicine
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Personalized pancreatic cancer therapies based on tumor genomics may take too long to prepare to be helpful, according to a small clinical trial.
Tumors Fall to Radioactive Bacteria
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Researchers use bacteria to deliver radiation to shrink pancreatic tumors in mice.
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