Biomarker, Targeted Treatment Found for Pancreatic Cancer
(Ivanhoe Newswire) – A new biomarker for pancreatic cancer has been discovered, potentially paving the way for new targeted therapies to treat the disease.
Researchers from the University of Cincinnati identified phosphatidylserine (PS) as a biomarker for the disease, which has a five-year survival rate of less than 5 percent. The study also showed that a certain biotherapy can target and kill pancreatic cancer cells.
"This study provides convincing evidence in support of developing a new therapeutic approach to pancreatic cancer,” study lead Xiaoyang Qi, PhD, was quoted as saying. “This technology is now being licensed and will hopefully be available in clinical trials soon.”
For more information, go to: http://healthnews.uc.edu/news/?/23250/
SOURCE: PLOS One, October 2013
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