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Study: Some pancreatic cancer treatments may be going after the wrong targets

Researchers find that eliminating scar tissue, inflammation may make tumors more deadly

New research represents a significant change in the understanding of how pancreatic cancer grows and how it might be defeated.

Unlike other types of cancer, pancreatic cancer produces a lot of scar tissue and inflammation. For years, researchers believed that this scar tissue, called desmoplasia, helped the tumor grow, and they've designed treatments to attack this.

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Diane Simeone discusses pancreatica cancer with The Group Room at the AACR 2012 Annual Meeting in Chicago in 2012.


Dr. Simeone gives a talk on pancreatic cancer at the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research 2012 Symposium.

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