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New Treatment Eyed for Deadly Pancreatic Cancer
Date:2/26/2010

bine with a drug that targets PKCi could extend life expectancy, Phelps said.

Michelle Duff, director of research and scientific affairs at the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, also finds these results encouraging.

"There is an urgent need for more effective treatment options in pancreatic cancer to improve patient outcomes," she said. "We are eager to see the results of further studies in preclinical models and eventually clinical trials."

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For more information on pancreatic cancer, visit the American Cancer Society.



SOURCES: Nicole Murray, Ph.D., assistant professor, pharmacology, and senior associate consultant, department of cancer basic science, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Fla.; William Phelps, Ph.D., program director, translational and preclinical cancer research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta; Michelle Duff, director, research and scientific affairs, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, El Segundo, Calif.; March 1, 2010, Cancer Research


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