Breakthrough in the Understanding of How Pancreatic Cancer Cells Ingest Nutrients Points to New Drug Target, New York University School of Medicine Study

Published: May 14, 2013

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In a landmark cancer study published online in Nature, researchers at NYU School of Medicine have unraveled a longstanding mystery about how pancreatic tumor cells feed themselves, opening up new therapeutic possibilities for a notoriously lethal disease with few treatment options. Pancreatic cancer kills nearly 38,000 Americans annually, making it a leading cause of cancer death. The life expectancy for most people diagnosed with it is less than a year.

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