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Opinion: Stopping the Cancer Cells that Thrive on Chemotherapy
Research into how pancreatic tumors adapt to stress could lead to a new treatment approach.
Opinion: Stopping the Cancer Cells that Thrive on Chemotherapy
Opinion: Stopping the Cancer Cells that Thrive on Chemotherapy

Research into how pancreatic tumors adapt to stress could lead to a new treatment approach.

Research into how pancreatic tumors adapt to stress could lead to a new treatment approach.

pancreatic cancer
A collection of images from prior stories, including illustrations of DNA, chromosomes, and various cells, microscopy images of cancer cells, and a photo of a mouse on a treadmill.
Our Favorite Cancer Stories of 2022
Dan Robitzski | Dec 27, 2022 | 4 min read
This year, cancer researchers uncovered a variety of ways that tumors can survive and spread, ranging from damaging their own DNA to exploiting the nearby microenvironment for nutrients.
illustration of T cell attached to protein
“Smarter” CAR T Cells Target Tumors with Precision
Natalia Mesa, PhD | Dec 16, 2022 | 5 min read
Two studies in mice now show that researchers can control when and where CAR T cells are active, potentially overcoming previous hurdles for CAR T–based treatments.
A small, brown mouse runs on a narrow, miniature treadmill
How Exercise Helps Mice Fight Pancreatic Cancer
Dan Robitzski | Jun 15, 2022 | 5 min read
A study reveals a molecular pathway linking exercise to an amped-up immune response to pancreatic cancer and greater responsiveness to treatment.
A stained tissue sample of metastatic pancreatic cancer
Tetanus Immunity Protects Mice Against Pancreatic Cancer
Amanda Heidt | Mar 24, 2022 | 3 min read
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.
The adaptive and innate immune responses collaborate to attack T-cell resistant cancer cells
LabTalk Podcast - Phagocidal Macrophages: A New Battle Tactic Against Resistant Cancers
The Scientist Creative Services Team and 10x Genomics | Nov 23, 2021 | 1 min read
The adaptive and innate immune responses collaborate to attack T-cell resistant cancer cells.
Image of the tissue surrounding a pancreatic tumor thickening and scarring.
How Pancreas Injuries Can Cause Cancer in Mice
Dan Robitzski | Nov 9, 2021 | 4 min read
A key mutation turns healing cells into cancer promoters.
Image of the Day: Star Burst
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 8, 2019 | 1 min read
Pancreatic cells associated with cancer resemble celestial bodies as revealed by microscopy.
New Liquid Biopsy Detects Cancer at Earlier Stages Than Currently Possible
Jim Daley | Jun 1, 2018 | 2 min read
The test can pick up several types of cancer, including pancreatic and ovarian, years before symptoms appear.
Hundreds of Inherited Gene Variants Contribute to Cancer
Abby Olena, PhD | Apr 5, 2018 | 3 min read
In the largest study of its kind to date, researchers find more than 850 rare, heritable genetic alterations that can predispose humans to cancer.
Liquid Biopsy Test May Help Screen Eight Types of Cancer
Jim Daley | Jan 21, 2018 | 2 min read
The new diagnostic works by identifying cancer-associated proteins and DNA in patient blood.
Enhancers Drive Pancreatic Cancer Metastasis: Study
Diana Kwon | Jul 27, 2017 | 2 min read
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
Aggie Mika | Jul 14, 2017 | 2 min read
A newly identified marker for a common pancreatic cancer may help doctors detect the disease in its earlier stages.
Mouth Microbes and Pancreatic Cancer
Catherine Offord | Apr 19, 2016 | 2 min read
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
Kerry Grens | Apr 20, 2015 | 2 min read
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
Sabrina Richards | Apr 22, 2013 | 3 min read
Researchers use bacteria to deliver radiation to shrink pancreatic tumors in mice.
Genome Digest
Dan Cossins | Dec 7, 2012 | 4 min read
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
A Malignant Alliance
Megan Scudellari | Apr 1, 2012 | 2 min read
Two proteins interact to save adhesion molecules from degradation, potentially contributing to a more aggressive cancer.
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