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 • harvard
Aug. 28, 2019 ~8 min

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 • harvard
Aug. 28, 2019 ~8 min

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

Trial shows antihypertension drug may improve pancreatic cancer outcomes

Adding the blood-pressure drug losartan to the intensive chemo and radiation protocol for treating locally advanced pancreatic cancer allowed complete removal of the tumor in 61 percent of trial participants and significantly improved survival rates.

Sue McGreevey • harvard
May 30, 2019 ~5 min

Tags:  health-medicine  blood-pressure  carlos-fernandez-del-castillo  janet-murphy  jennifer-wo  losartan  massachusetts-general-hospital  mgh  pancreatic-cancer  rakesh-k-jain  theodore-hang

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