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Scientists reveal how pancreatic cancer spreads

08/13/2019 3:26 pm ET
Pancreatic cancer

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An international team of scientists has just discovered how cancer cells survive and then metastasize. They actually remodel their environment.

Some pancreatic tumors produce perlecan, a molecule that remodels its environment and “re-educates” the cells around it.
That helps cancer cells spread more aggressively and insulates them against chemotherapy.

The study reveals a revolutionary “two-pronged approach” that lead researcher Paul Timpson hopes will improve results with chemotherapy and also reduce aggressive spreading.

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