Liverpool brings hope for pancreatic cancer future

A University of Liverpool-led clinical trial has shown that 29 per cent of pancreatic cancer patients given a combination of two chemotherapy drugs lived for at least five years, compared with 16 per cent who received the one chemotherapy drug. The Liverpool trial has been labelled a “breakthrough”. What is the significance of pancreatic cancer? Pancreatic cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancerous) cells form in tissues of the pancreas. The pancreas (a small finger-shaped organ which sits underneath the stomach) is vital for everyday functions, but not everyone is familiar with the importance of the gland. Simply put,...

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