March 25, 2011

Some Good News About a Very Bad Cancer

Mitch Leslie, Science Now


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Pancreatic cancer is relentless and typically kills patients within a few months. Now scientists report that a treatment that fires up certain immune cells extends the lives of pancreatic cancer patients by more than 30%. Although the recipients survived for only about an extra 2 months, cancer researchers are enthusiastic about the results.

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TAGGED: Immune System, Antibodies, Experimental Drug, Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer