Exposing how pancreatic cancer does its dirty work

New research has found that pancreatic cancer actively destroys nearby blood vessels and replaces them with cancerous cells, blocking chemotherapy from reaching tumors. This insight could lead to new treatments that act by preventing cancer’s colonization of blood vessels.

Lindsay Brownell
Aug. 28, 2019 | harvard

~8 mins   

Tags: science-technology angiogenesis basic-research cancer-cells endothelial-cells engineering harvards-wyss-institute-for-biologically-inspired-engineering immune-cells organ-on-chip pancreatic-cancer tumors

Solution to pancreatic cancer puzzle is discovered

New research has found that pancreatic cancer actively destroys nearby blood vessels and replaces them with cancerous cells, blocking chemotherapy from reaching tumors. This insight could lead to new treatments that act by preventing cancer’s colonization of blood vessels.

Lindsay Brownell
Aug. 28, 2019 | harvard

~8 mins   

Tags: science-technology angiogenesis cancer-cells endothelial-cells harvards-wyss-institute-for-biologically-inspired-engineering immune-cells organ-on-chip pancreatic-cancer tumors

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